Fact sheet:

Transit and health equity

Transportation access is critical for getting to health care, jobs, childcare, grocery stores and other resources. Without a car or reliable public transportation, some Ohioans are cut off from opportunities.

Transportation access is critical for good health across the lifespan. For example:

  • Transportation to prenatal care and healthy food can improve birth outcomes and reduce infant mortality disparities.
  • Reliable transportation offers better access to jobs which supports self-sufficient employment, and in turn, can lead to higher income and better physical and mental health.
  • Transportation access connects older adults to friends and family, health care, volunteer opportunities and other activities and supports necessary for healthy aging.


Amy Bush Stevens, MSW, MPH

Jacob Santiago, MSW

Published On

March 9, 2021

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