Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Department of Health Services

This health impact assessment will inform the transit extension connecting South Phoenix, a disadvantaged neighborhood, to the existing light-rail line of the city. The HIA will address improved access to health care services for the prevention and management of diabetes, the impact to asthma from reduction in air pollution, and the effect on the death rate from a potential reduction in motor vehicle accidents. Valley Metro, a public transportation provider in the Phoenix area, is the key decision-maker and has supported previous HIA work in Arizona. Additionally, this HIA will be undertaken in tandem with an environmental assessment to provide a more comprehensive approach to future transit planning projects.

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At A Glance

In Progress
Completion Date
Expected February 2015
Organization Type
Government Agency