From late 2020 through May 2021, Cambridge Systematics engaged in research to understand the perceptions in the health care sector about the impact of transportation on access to health and social determinants of health. Findings covered the need for greater transportation expertise to address access and perceptions about the potential impact of such interventions on health outcomes and total cost of care, particularly among historically at-risk and/or underserved populations.
Want to Learn More About the Research, Findings and Our Transportation Solutions?
Attend CS’ presentation at the Jefferson Public Health Colloquium:
Session: Concurrent Topic Session 1: T|H|E Next Thing: Navigating at the Intersection of Transportation|Health|Equity
Date and Time: Thursday, October 14th |12:30-1:00 pm ET
Presenters: Brad Wright, President and CEO; Sarah Anderson, Vice President; and Dina Baker, Director of Marketing.
Visit our virtual booth at the Colloquium to connect with our presenters and experts. You don’t need to be registered for the Colloquium to join us at the booth. Our team will be live in our virtual booth at these times discussing important topics that impact health and equity:
Planning for Access
October 12th from 12:40-1pm ET; Baird Bream and Emma Stockton
Data, Modeling and Analytics
October 13th 2:30-3pm ET; Krishnan Viswanathan and John Gliebe
October 14th 12:15-12:30pm ET; Sarah Anderson
T|H|E Post-Session Chat
October 14th 1-1:30pm ET; Brad Wright, Sarah Anderson and Dina Baker
Addressing Health Access Challenges with Transportation Solutions
For nearly 50 years, we have built a national reputation as a premier consultant in transportation with the power of all three key components needed to address the problem of health access: rigorous data, modeling and analysis; exceptional strategic planning; and solution-oriented software focused on meeting both the health system’s and the individual’s needs.
We use data and models to understand how, where, when and why people travel now and into the future. Most recently, we developed LOCUS, a suite of customizable data products built using anonymized Location-based Services (LBS) data. We can pair these data sets with traditional transportation data sources and with the health care service delivery data to provide flexible, current and right-sized solutions for transportation needs within a health system or service.
Our strategies are grounded in data, client objectives and stakeholder engagement to develop comprehensive mobility solutions. We have been among the first to apply scenario-based planning and tools to help solve problems even for an uncertain future. This work uses a combination of approaches to help decision makers and stakeholders understand the impacts of changing conditions on transportation needs; test alternative polices and investment strategies; and allocate resources to address goals for improved outcomes.
In a system that requires connecting people and services, accessible and easy-to-use software can play a valuable role. The data from software usage also feed back into ongoing data collection and analysis and effective planning. We have software to cover a broad range of variables:
Provides health care scheduling or social services staff with the information to identify options that meet the needs of every patient across all modes: public transit, private vehicle, rail, rideshare, carpool, volunteer services, paratransit, walking and biking.
Assists people in scheduling with and paying friends, family or private drivers for rides to eligible health or related services.