2018 National Planning Conference

Poster: Taking the Bus to Health Equity

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Posters

Activity ID: NPC187027


  • Innovative and affordable techniques to improve transit solutions in low-income neighborhoods
  • Methods used to collect data from community members and neighborhood organizations
  • Measures taken to build innovative partnerships with other local agencies to achieve health equity


The Maricopa County Department of Public Health is working to close health equity gaps in Sunnyslope, a low-income neighborhood in Phoenix, Arizona. The County collected input from residents regarding services that would improve their quality of life. Residents noted barriers to using existing public transportation that limit their access to nearby food, social, and health services. In response, the County initiated a unique partnership with the local municipality and transit authority to develop innovative communication strategies. The poster describes the demographic profile, the challenges identified, the collaboration with partners, and the solutions proposed to improve accessibility and increase ridership.

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Session Speakers

Liza Oz-Golden, AICP
Phoenix, AZ

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