An Opportunity to Advance Health in the SCAG Region

Robert Ogilvie (Public Health Law & Policy) moderates a policy priority breakout sessions on land use and transportation planning. Photo credit: HEACphotos on Flickr

Many statewide organizations are concerned about the lack of public health input in SCAG Regional Transportation Plan – so are we.  It is exciting to see these groups, led by the American Lung Association, Healthy Places Coalition, Human Impact Partners, Public Health Law and Policy, and Climate Plan, working together to pull together a fantastic and important training this week on what the RTP and SB 375 means to those living in the SCAG region.  This free training program will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 2 PM.

The training will focus on teaching individuals how to engage in SB 375 and SCS issues while also discussing how public health advocates can embed health, safety, and equity into long-term transportation planning.  This training would be a great opportunity to begin connecting with other advocates and groups working in the fields of health, transportation, and environmental protection throughout the state.  We highly encourage people to attend and help spread the word on this important opportunity.

Sessions:
Welcome and Introduction-  Dr. Richard Jackson, UCLA
SB 375 101- What it Is and Why it Matters
Role of Public Health in Transportation Planning- Opportunities for Engagement
The Sustainable Communities Strategy - Southern California’s Next Steps
SB 375 201- An Optional In-depth Session

Details:
Tuesday, July 19, 9 AM-2 PM
held at the offices of the Southern California Association of Governments
818 W. 7th St., 12th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

To RSVP, contact Molly Hartman at molly@preventioninstitute.org or 510-444-8027 x343 by July 12.

One Response to An Opportunity to Advance Health in the SCAG Region

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