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A Safe Systems Approach: Working Across Disciplines to Improve Safety and Health Equity Outcomes

This webinar has reached system capacity and therefore registration has closed. However, this webinar will be made available on-demand one week following the webinar. Please check back to register to view on-demand. 

When: Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 2:00 - 3:30 PM ET

This webinar is led and co-sponsored by ITE and Vision Zero Network.

Webinar Description:

Thousands of people die on our roadways every year. The substantial and continued loss of life from transportation requires new approaches to traffic safety. Watch this ITE-hosted webinar exploring important new research that highlights how transportation professionals can shift their approach to roadway safety work by incorporating public health principles into transportation planning and engineering.

Join panelists - including Tiffany Smith from the Vision Zero Network, David Ederer from the CDC & Meghan Mitman of Fehr & Peers - as we discuss what this means in roadway safety work, including the need for cross-disciplinary efforts aligned with transportation decarbonization, equity goals & more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize that transportation engineers effectively work as public health professionals
  • Describe the public health approach to transportation safety (i.e. focus causes of injury, prevention, and population level)
  • Describe how transportation can be a facilitator to health through physical activity
  • Explain how transportation professionals engage with the new Prioritizing Health Equity in Vision Zero work resource
  • Identify specific public health strategies/elements in roadway safety work
  • Identify actionable steps people can take (some small, some big) to bring in stronger health equity elements to their Vision Zero work
  • Learn about ITE’s new strategic plan and the focus on safety
  • Recognize the importance of institutionalization for the Safe System approach, and getting out of the safety silo by working across the ITE Councils


Dan Hennessey, P.E., PTOE, PTP, RSP1, Director of Transportation and Public Works | City of Santa Rosa, CA


  • David Ederer, Epidemiologist | Centers for Disease Control Prevention | Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Tiffany Smith, Public Health Professional | Vision Zero Network | Queens, New York, United States
  • Meghan Mitman, AICP, RSP2I, Principal in Charge | Fehr & Peers | San Francisco, CA, United States

ITE Members: Free
Non-Members: Free

Registration for webinar includes the live event, an archived recording with access for 30 days to each registrant. If you are a non-member of ITE you will need to create an account to register. You can create an account here.

PDH/CM Credit Certificate: If you would like PDH/CM Credit for this webinar, there is a processing fee for each registrant of $20 regardless of membership status to receive 1.5 PDH/CM credits certificate.
Instructions and link will be provided at the conclusion of the live event. Participants are able to purchase and retrieve their certificate until their access to the content expires. After the content expires and goes into archive, the certificate opportunity is forfeit.
Important! If you already attended the December 14, 2023 webinar, purchased and received your PDH Credit Certificate, you will not be allowed to purchase and receive one for this February 1, 2023 webinar.