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Friday, March 10 • 10:30 - 11:30
Active Transportation and Health Outcomes

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There is abundant evidence that demonstrates the built environment’s influence on physical and mental health through factors such as community design, safe and affordable housing, complete neighbourhoods, as well as multi-modal transportation networks that provide access to employment, education, healthcare and social services, recreational opportunities and healthy food. 

Planning, implementing and maintaining efficient, convenient, accessible and safe active transportation networks can positively impact the community health and well-being as well as improve health equity*.  
*Health equity exists when people can reach their full health potential, without being disadvantaged by where they live, how much money they make, or other personal circumstances  
Active transportation has many benefits, including health, but it also can be a catalyst for building social capital, supporting economic development and providing economical means of supporting people of all income levels to move around their communities. 

Join Cora in this session as she discusses active transportation, public health perspectives for planning for active transportation as well as the many public health benefits.


Cora Janzen

Cora Janzen has a Bachelor and Master of Science in Kinesiology and has worked within the health promotion field for over 10 years. She has developed a keen interest in how communities are built and how the physical and policy environments impact community health and well-being... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2017 10:30 - 11:30 CST
Florence Room 405 20th St E, Saskatoon, SK S7K 6X6