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Bettering Access to Care Through Public Transit

Klein, Evan (2023) Bettering Access to Care Through Public Transit. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Access to healthcare has long been subject to research within the public health field. Access can be defined in a number of ways and achieved in even more, from clinic location to insurance payment policy. Public transit has been used to connect residents of metropolitan areas to the care they seek, yet remains an ever-present barrier for many who seek healthcare. Efficient, reliable, and convenient public transit that is planned with healthcare in mind can begin to provide a solution to the access to care problem. This is significant to public health by addressing healthcare access and quality, and the built environment, two of the five social determinants of health goals of Healthy People 2030. Bus rapid transit (BRT) has been implemented in many cities across the world, and a health-focused BRT line would help to better access to care in Pittsburgh, PA. More people able to access high quality healthcare through safe, reliable, and efficient public transit directly benefits the health of the public, and through the long-lasting nature of transportation infrastructure, ensures these benefits continue.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Klein, Evanevk18@pitt.eduEVK18
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHershey, TinaTBH16@pitt.eduTBH18UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGardland, RichardRIG11@pitt.eduRIG11UNSPECIFIED
Date: 28 June 2023
Date Type: Completion
Number of Pages: 32
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2023 17:44
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2023 17:44


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