High-Capacity Transit Master Plan
- Flagstaff, Arizona
- Arizona Department of Health Services
This health impact assessment will inform Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority, or NAIPTA, regarding its high-capacity transit master plan for public transit in Flagstaff, AZ. The HIA will examine the impacts of the proposed plan on the diverse health needs of the Flagstaff community. The HIA will involve collaboration between NAIPTA, Hopi Senom Transit, and the Navajo Transit System. The master plan has the potential to impact health by reducing car emissions, thereby decreasing asthma triggers; by increasing opportunities for physical activity, which can decrease obesity and risks of heart disease; and by providing access from outlying areas to affordable health services in Flagstaff.
This HIA is funded through a Health Impact Project program grant. As part of that work, the Arizona Department of Health Services will also conduct the Phoenix light-rail transit extension HIA. The project teamwill develop a robust, self-supporting HIA program that will involve state and county agency partners in providing HIA technical assistance resources, support specific agency policies that require a consideration of health in future decision-making, and to develop a network of HIA practitioners within Arizona.
The Arizona Department of Health Services previously conducted the Tempe modern-streetcar HIA, the Maricopa County sodium and nutrition standards procurement policy assessment, and the Sycamore Light Rail Station HIA .
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