Developing a Health Equity Framework and Practitioner Toolkit to Enhance the Public Health Benefits of Transportation Infrastructure

The Health Equity Framework was developed to help decision-makers, practitioners, and members of the public better understand the linkages between the transportation infrastructure and health, as well as the approaches to enhance health equity in the transportation system. The framework can be used to minimize the negative impacts of transportation on health and help create transportation systems that support and enhance public health. The Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health’s (CARTEEH’s) Health Equity Framework is unique because it views the transportation infrastructure through a health equity lens and provides an integrated approach for tackling the complex relationship between transportation and health. The framework combines various health equity objectives aimed at ensuring the development and maintenance of transportation systems that promote sustainability, accessibility, and the overall well-being of the public regardless of an individual’s physical ability, socioeconomic status, or racial status. By integrating these objectives with a practitioner toolkit, the Health Equity Framework aims to enhance transportation systems and provide new and innovative solutions to measure and implement health equity.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $84286
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute
    College Station, TX  United States  77843
  • Project Managers:

    Khreis, Haneen

    Stoeltje, Gretchen

  • Performing Organizations:

    Texas A&M Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System
    3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135
  • Principal Investigators:

    Ettelman, Ben

  • Start Date: 20200901
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230630
  • Actual Completion Date: 20230831
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
  • Source Data: 05-40-TTI

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01762702
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747128
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 26 2021 2:52PM