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Transportation Equity, Health, and Aging: A Novel Approach to Healthy Longevity with Benefits Across the Life Span

TitleTransportation Equity, Health, and Aging: A Novel Approach to Healthy Longevity with Benefits Across the Life Span
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsO'Neill D, Walshe EA, Romer D, Winston FK
Series TitleNAM Perspectives
Date Published12/2019
InstitutionNational Academy of Medicine
CityWashington, DC
Typecommentary
Abstract

Ensuring that individuals have equitable access to transportation is vital to ensuring well-being across the life span.Therefore, there is a need for a balanced perspective that can appropriately weigh actual safety risks against the real health consequences of restricting mobility, and a partnership between the fields of health care and transportation could facilitate this balance. More sophisticated, individualized approaches and modeling are becoming available and could allow for “personalized prevention” that optimizes outcomes not only for older adults but also across the life span.

                                                                                    

DOI10.31478/201912a