This session provided a deep dive into the other world of NEMT and provided an opportunity to make sense of the ever-growing connection between mobility, transportation, and health care and understand how to grow and create successful partnerships and programs within this space. Attendees learned how and where to seek these new opportunities, and to look at NEMT from an entirely new perspective. From discussions with transportation and health care experts to interactive activities looking at how these topics can be applied to their own communities, attendees will leave with new ideas and tools of their own so they can begin to move their ideas beyond talk into action.
Redefining Access: The Role of Transportation in Access to Health Care”
CTAA EXPO Workshop Session, 2018
As health care systems pay closer attention to the costs associated with caring for patients, they are turning to social factors that impact overall health. The lack of transportation can be a leading barrier to accessing care and can cause an overuse of emergency services. Stakeholders from across the health and transportation spectrum will discuss the role of transportation as a social determinant of health and provide local examples of how transportation can work with health care providers to support overall community health. Presentations included:
The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) and its members believe that mobility is a basic human right. From work and education to life-sustaining health care and human services programs to shopping and visiting with family and friends, mobility directly impacts quality of life.