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The Public Health Side of Rural Transportation

July Webinar

Availability Status: Archived

Description/Learning Outcomes:

The National Center for Rural Road Safety (Safety Center) hosted a FREE, 1.5 hour online training event.

This Safety Center sponsored webinar explored the public health side of rural transportation safety. In this unique webinar, the Safety Center hosted a question and answer roundtable with four experts that represented different facets of the public health side of rural transportation safety. These roundtable experts included:

  • Joe Marek, Clackamas County, OR Engineer
    • As a county engineer, he included public health in their local safety plan
  • Sallie Clark, El Paso County, CO Commissioner and NACo President
    • As a county elected official, she has developed NACo’s Safe and Secure Initiative which focuses on counties’ capacities to enhance public safety and public health
  • Howard Hedegard, Highway Safety Specialist, Injury Prevention Center, Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth
    • As a highway safety specialist, he has a lead role in NH’s teen driver peer to peer program including issues such as seat belt use and distracted driving
  • Robert Morones, Injury prevention program at Indian Health Service
    • As an injury prevention specialist at the Indian Health Service, he is an expert at assisting Tribes with their traffic safety and injury prevention programs