Improving Children’s Health Through Transportation Initiative

Transportation policy and programming offer critical opportunities to promote the health and safety of children. Historically, transportation policy has focused disproportionately on the needs of adults in automobiles to reach the workplace. Yet as 25% of the nation’s population, children represent a crucial segment of transportation users, and their unique needs should be considered and addressed directly.

About the Matrix

Use your mouse to click on the cells of the matrix
to learn more about various opportunities for involvement.

  Health Professionals Communities States
Injury Prevention
  • Educate colleagues
  • Encourage role modeling
  • Educate the public
  • Get involved in community planning
  • Participate in Safe Routes to School programs
  • Promote effective policies
  • Encourage health impact assessment in planning
Air Quality
  • Educate colleagues
  • Encourage role modeling
  • Educate the public
  • Get involved in community planning
  • Promote effective policies
  • Encourage health impact assessment in planning
Physical Activity
  • Educate colleagues
  • Encourage role modeling
  • Educate the public
  • Get involved in community planning
  • Participate in Safe Routes to School programs
  • Promote effective policies
  • Encourage health impact assessment in planning
Built Environment
  • Educate colleagues
  • Encourage role modeling
  • Educate the public
  • Get involved in community planning
  • Promote effective policies
  • Encourage health impact assessment in planning