Here you will find reports written by Upstream in addition to helpful resources from other organizations.
The Westside Transportation Alliance asked Upstream Public Health to research the transportation demand strategies that are most effective at reducing single occupancy vehicle trips and improving health for a diverse suburban workforce. These strategies emerged as low-cost and effective.
To see how Oregon schools are addressing different health issues check out the Oregon School Health Profiles Survey results: Health in Schools: Data from the Oregon School Health Profiles Survey (2004-10).
A recent report from the Institute of Medicine has five national goals for accelerating our progress on turning back the obesity crisis. One of them is part of our work with healthy schools and farm to school: Create food and beverage environments that ensure that healthy food and beverage options are the routine, easy choice.
Report of lessons learned working with school districts to install new water stations in schools. The project also found that students drinking 20 ounce soda containers had a greater odds of drinking soda every day than students drinking from smaller sized containers.
This report is a great primer to learn about the health and equity impacts of transportation, the related challenges we face as a nation, and the opportunities for reform. It is built on a research foundation and includes policy and program priorities. A more in-depth look at the issues can be found in Healthy, Equitable Transportation Policy: Recommendations and Research.