Journal article

The development of policy-relevant transport indicators to monitor health behaviours and outcomes

Hannah Badland, Suzanne Mavoa, Karen Villanueva, Rebecca Roberts, Melanie Davern, Billie Giles-Corti



Evidence-based and replicable spatial indicators relevant to transport policy are needed to monitor pathways for health behaviours and outcomes and inform planning in this field. Yet, little is known about which indicators are most useful, what are meaningful geographic scales for applying spatial data, and how these relate to urban and transport planning policy. As such, we sought to: (1) develop a conceptual model from a public health perspective to demonstrate how multiple pathways of transport impact on health behaviours and outcomes; and (2) identify using the conceptual model the most useful spatial indicators policy-makers and planners could apply over a given region to determine how ..

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Awarded by NHMRC Centre for Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities

Funding Acknowledgements

BGC is supported by an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow Award (#1004900) and VicHealth. The other authors are in part, also supported by VicHealth, the NHMRC Centre for Excellence in Healthy Liveable Communities (#1061404) and the Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) with funding provided by NHMRC, ACT Health, NSW Health, the Australian National Preventive Health Agency (ANPHA), the Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia and the HCF Research Foundation are gratefully acknowledged.