Guidebook and Research Plan to Help Communities Improve Transportation to Health Care Services

The objectives of this research are to: (1) Develop a guidebook to help communities improve transportation to health care. The guidebook should serve three important audiences—the healthcare sector, the transportation sector, and other stakeholders—and help them lay the foundation for building effective relationships to improve customer-focused mobility services. The guidebook should: Make the case for building relationships and forming partnerships to improve transportation to health care services; Analyze examples of strategies that seek to develop transportation and health care sector relationships to improve patient experience in traveling to and from health care services, patient access to health care services, and health outcomes in communities of different sizes and locations; Develop and recommend collaborative processes to design and implement solutions that include healthcare sector, transportation sector, and other stakeholders; and Address emerging opportunities and challenges that may affect transportation for health care services. (2) Develop a research plan that outlines future research priorities, such as: How transportation barriers affect patient health outcomes and the delivery of health care services; Technology to facilitate transportation access to health care services; Funding for health care transportation; and Meaningful, cross-cutting performance metrics that can be used to monitor and evaluate patient experience in traveling to and from health care services, patient’s access to health care services, and health outcomes.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $200000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project H-55

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Schwager, Dianne

  • Start Date: 20171001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 41374

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01622198
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project H-55
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2017 1:00AM