Climate Changes Health: Community Design and Transportation

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Aired on 4/28/2017

Learn how climate change strategies can improve community design and transportation practices. Presenters discussed approaches to support healthy, equitable communities. This is the third webinar supporting the American Public Health Association’s “Year of Climate Change and Health”.

If you missed the first two webinars, you can watch them here. The webinar series helped to kick off the American Public Health Association’s “Year of Climate Change and Health“.


Kate Robb is a policy analyst working on the Healthy Community Design initiatives for APHA’s Center for Public Health Policy. This work includes active transportation, and healthy homes. Kate brings expertise in community engagement, chronic disease prevention initiatives, & promoting walkability on a local level.


Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change & Health, Public Health Institute. Dr. Linda Rudolph is the Director of the Center for Climate Change and Health at the Public Health Institute. She formerly served as Deputy Director for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the California Department of Public Health, where she was the convening chair of the California Health in All Policies Task Force and the California Climate Action Team Public Health Work Group. Previously, Dr. Rudolph was the Public Health Director and Health Officer for the City of Berkeley.

Tia Taylor Williams Deputy Director, Center for School, Health and Education and Center for Public Health Policy, APHA.  She has responsibility for leadership and administration of programmatic and policy strategies to achieve health equity. Tia has been at APHA for over eight years and has managed a portfolio of projects aimed at addressing the social determinants of health.

Scott Brown, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Environment & Public Health and the School of Architecture, University of Miami. Dr. Brown is a research assistant professor of public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the University of Miami School of Architecture, and a member of the American Institute of Architects Design and Health Research Consortium. His research investigates impacts of the built environment (e.g., walkability, greenery) on health outcomes, including elders’ physical and mental functioning, immigrants’ cardiometabolic health, and children’s conduct problems. He is currently collaborating with the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department to improve access to parks and greenery.

If you missed the first two webinars, you can watch them here.

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