August 21-23, 2019 / Chicago, IL
Thursday, August 22, 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Safe and reliable transportation can increase access to health care services and supports and help decrease social isolation — particularly for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and those living in rural areas. This session highlights opportunities for states to increase access to transportation to address the complex health and social needs of older adults. Following an overview from the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center, participants will hear from North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services about its Healthy Opportunities Pilots, and from the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged and its initiatives to increase access to transportation services throughout the state.
Supported through a cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).