Measuring Accessibility to Improve Public Health

This project aims to (1) develop a methodology to identify and classify gaps in accessibility to jobs, health care, and food across time, demographic groups, and locations, which impact the public health of the populations affected; and (2) provide a set of recommendations for actions to address the specific types of identified accessibility gaps to reduce inequities. These methods could support Massachusetts Department of Transportation's (MassDOT's) existing accessibility data dashboard to continuously monitor accessibility gaps and inequities that affect public health.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $150000
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    Massachusetts Division
    55 Broadway, 10th Floor
    Cambridge, Massachusetts  United States  02142
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Amherst, MA  United States  01003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Christofa, Eleni

    Gonzales, Eric

  • Start Date: 20210501
  • Expected Completion Date: 20230131
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01771454
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 2021 9:54AM