Opportunities to Improve Community Mobility through Community Health Needs Assessments. As a part of the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to perform community health needs assessments (CHNAs) every three years to identify the obstacles to improving community health, and then to create an action plan to address those obstacles. Many of these CHNAs have subsequently focused on mobility issues, which include access to transportation, safe biking and pedestrian facilities, and the ability to reach essential amenities, among other factors that inhibit or enable people to achieve better health outcomes.
This report explains CHNAs, what steps certain communities, guided by their CHNAs, have taken to address mobility challenges, and what, if any, impact such strategies have had. The report also identifies opportunities and strategies for mobility professionals to play a greater role in the CHNA process and engage local healthcare entities in community mobility issues.
Considerations for TNC Partnerships: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities. The National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM) and the Shared-use Mobility Center (SUMC) have partnered to produce an informational brief that focuses on Considerations for TNC Partnerships: Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities. This resource includes a checklist-type format to facilitate its use as agencies and others enter into agreements with non-traditional types of organizations to support mobility innovation.
Redefining Access: The Role of Transportation in Access to Health Care. 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. View videos of the perspectives presented by: Kalpana Ramiah, Vice President of Innovation and Director, Essential Hospitals Institute, at America's Essential Hospitals and Flora Castillo, President, Pivot Strategies LLC
Autonomous Vehicles: Considerations for People with Disabilities and Older Adults. The age of autonomous vehicles is upon us. It's important to begin planning now to ensure this new mobility revolution includes people with disabilities and older adults from the very start. NCMM provides context and considerations for mobility managers to positively contribute to this shift.