Transportation and Health Convening Report

Photo of a young woman stands on public bus smiling.

Over 3.5 million Americans miss or delay health care every year due to transportation issues. Transportation barriers directly impact health provider quality, cost and performance metrics, because they contribute to “no-shows,” hinder chronic disease control and reduce access to preventive care. In a broader sense, mobility is a key indicator of capacity to thrive – providing access to fresh foods, social connection, education and employment. Transportation is not equally accessible to all; and these disparities in transportation feasibility, reliability and access directly impact health and wellness.