I5 – Leadership in Transportation: Commuter Challenge Collaboration at a Rural Medical Center

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Transportation is the #1 source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and dangerous air pollution in the U.S. How employees get to and from work comprises 60 percent of the national transportation footprint, and on average, about 76 percent of employees drive alone in their cars. Nearly 123 million Americans live in communities with pollution levels that exceed the EPA’s national air quality standards. Influencing the employee commute is imperative to meet GHG reduction goals, as well as address local community health priorities. But it is the lesser known benefits of encouraging employees to opt for more healthy, active modes of transportation that are getting the attention of the C-suite and beyond. Join us and learn how two health systems implemented successful transportation programs which freed up coveted parking spaces, reduced emissions and congestion, improved well-being for their employees, and enhanced employee recruitment and retention rates. St. John’s Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center / Nebraska Medicine will provide key takeaways for building collaborative relationships, fostering innovative problem-solving, facilitating buy-in and motivating behavior change.

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