Launch of Transport Health Assessment Tool for Brisbane (THAT-Brisbane)

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The tools measure and evaluate the health benefits of replacing short car trips with active transport and provide metrics on reductions for seven chronic diseases (ischaemic heart disease, stroke, diabetes type 2, lung and colon cancers, and breast and uterine cancers in women). They will be freely accessible through the Australian Urban Observatory (AUO) digital liveability platform that measures and maps liveability across 21 Australian cities.

While quantifying health and economic benefits is complex, this tool and downloadable scenario reports will make it easier for policy makers and practitioners to use and apply information in reporting and advocacy. It will help strengthen prevention systems and intersectoral policy making across the health, transport, and urban planning sectors. The metrics will assist policy and the development of health supporting transport infrastructure to reduce and prevent chronic diseases in the future.

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