The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Public Health program released an info graphic last week showing the many connections between health and transportation.
"Better transportation options = healthier lives" provides a good sample of headlines and statistics outlining the role of transportation in the health of communities. Highlights include:
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has been at the forefront of research into the connections between health and transportation. The Foundation also interviewed Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on this topic as part of a series of interviews with agency heads involved in the National Prevention Strategy.