Public Health Seminar Series:

Safe Routes to School: Youth Engagement for Walkable Communities by Megan Beard, MPH

Monday, January 23, 2017 12:00pm Calit 2 OCW Video Archive
Seminar Abstract

The community’s needs, interests, and creative spark should be the DNA for how we build communities that support walking, biking, and active transportation. Learn firsthand how local active transportation efforts have successfully engaged communities in meaningful ways to improve the built environment.

Speaker Biography - Megan Beard, MPH

Megan Beard, MPH
Megan Beard, MPH Health Educator, Safe Routes to School Coordinator Orange County Health Care Agency
Megan Beard works to combat obesity by supporting safe walking and bicycling for children and families and promoting healthy eating. Prior to joining OCHCA, Megan worked for the Center for Community Health in the School of Medicine at the University of California San Diego where she provided services to establish supportive food and physical environments to make healthy behavior choices more readily accessible to San Diego County residents. Prior to that she worked as a research assistant where she performed microscale audits of community streets throughout San Diego County as a main outcome measure of environment and neighborhood effects on childhood well-being. Megan received both her Masters of Arts in Public Health (2013) and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2010) from San Diego State University.

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