Posts Tagged ‘health status and transportation’

Infographic: Should Ride-sharing Be Added to a Healthcare Benefit Plan?

April 8th, 2019 by Melanie Matthews

As the public discourse continues to focus on the high cost of healthcare, an increasing number of payers and healthcare organizations are turning to ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft for non-emergency medical transportation, according to a new infographic by Healthcare Town Hall based on an article by Milliman.

The infographic outlines a number of considerations for healthcare organizations thinking of adding ride-sharing as part of a benefit plan.

Innovative Community Health Partnerships: Clinical Alliances to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved PopulationsAs one of the poorest urban congressional districts in the country, the Bronx, a New York City borough, was also rated as the last county (#62) in New York for health outcomes and health factors by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In reaction, the Bronx Health REACH initiative formed the “#Not62,” campaign to transform the health of the community.

Innovative Community Health Partnerships: Clinical Alliances to Reduce Health Disparities in Underserved Populations highlights the models of change and key initiatives developed through Bronx Health REACH’s community health transformation project.

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Infographic: Transportation and Health Status

December 7th, 2012 by Melanie Matthews

Walkable, bikable, transit-oriented communities are associated with healthier populations, according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s infographic “Better Transportation Options = Healthier Lives.”

Other infographic highlights:

  • Public transit users walk an average of 19 minutes getting to and from public transportation;

  • Countries with lower rates of obesity tend to have higher rates of commuters who walk or bike to work; and

  • The risk of obesity increases 6 percent with every additional mile spent in the car, and decreases 5 percent with every kilometer walked.

    Transportation and Health Status

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