The next meeting of the Bay Area Health in Transportation (BAHT) Collaborative is Wednesday, July 17 at 10 a.m.!
July 9, 2013 Leave a comment
On our next webinar, we’ll hear from Jim Smith of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District who will discuss near roadway pollution and the Community Air Risk Evaluation Program. Near roadway air pollution is well established in scientific literature as a significant health risk. The Community Air Risk Evaluation (CARE) Program was initiated by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in 2004 to evaluate and reduce health risks associated with exposures to outdoor toxic air contaminants in the Bay Area. Air District staff will give a summary of the program, policy initiatives connected to the program and what the program results mean for air pollution reduction efforts now and in the future. Presentation here.
We’ll also hear from Marnie Purciel-Hill of Human Impact Partners (HIP), who will be sharing successes, challenges and lessons learned in the process of conducting a health impact assessment (HIA) of the East Bay Bus Rapid Transit System that aimed to ensure a broad range of potential health impacts were considered in the design and implementation of this major transportation project. This HIA case study will also serve as the context for a brief introduction to HIA. Presentation here.
Go to this link to register in advance for the next webinar (you’ll receive an email with the link to join and call in information): https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/1179085832310329344