February 27, 2020 @ 12:00PM (ET)

The Healthy Buddy Program: Addressing Immobility in Transportation-Disadvantaged Older Adults through a Community-Based Initiative

The webinar will present the community-based Healthy Buddy Program concept and its application for improving the mobility and quality of life among transportation-disadvantaged older adults. The webinar will discuss key qualitative interview findings from the first phase of the project, and provide an overview of the plan for implementation of the project in its current and upcoming phases.

Presenter: Siwon Jang, Ph.D., Center for Urban Transportation Research

Dr. Si Won Jang has a strong commitment to empirical research and practice in traffic safety including traffic injury prevention for vulnerable road users. Her areas of interest include theory-based behavior change and behavioral safety program development and evaluation. She has been involved in designing safety education materials for various target populations and currently is working on behavioral safety program development and evaluation for motorcyclists in Florida and development of a Community-based Healthy Buddy Program for transportation-disadvantaged older adults. Dr. Jang has taught a variety of public health courses at the University of South Florida (USF) and serves as a journal reviewer for several academic journals. Dr. Jang holds a Ph.D. in Public Health from the USF College of Public Health and undergraduate and graduate degrees in Health Education.



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