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The Importance of Mobility in Addressing Health Equity

The Importance of Mobility in Addressing Health Equity

Author: Valerie Lefler, Executive Director When I was 14 years old, I first discovered the health equity barriers in our society and the role transportation plays in creating them.  But it wasn’t until almost 20 years later that I realized it was going to be my life’s calling to help address these challenges. When a classmate’s mom’s car broke down one day, she lost her job because there were no public transit options that could get her to work.  As jobs were few and far between, my friend and her mom had to move back in with her mom's abusive boyfriend, which led to lifelong emotional and physical scars.  Such stories play out thousands of times a day across our country in both...

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