The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) new Health Impact in Five Years, or HI-5 (high-five) initiative highlights a list of non-clinical, community-wide approaches with a proven track record. Each intervention listed is associated with improved health within five years and is reported to be cost-effective or cost-saving over the lifetime of the population or even earlier. Public and private organizations can use this list to quickly assess the scientific evidence for short-term health outcomes and overall cost impacts of community-wide approaches.
This Web Forum series highlights specific interventions identified in the HI-5 initiative and will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to hear real-world examples of how local and state-level organizations have implemented Safe Routes to School (SRTS) to meet needs of their communities. In this Web Forum, John Auerbach, CDC Associate Director for Policy, and Elizabeth Skillen, CDC Senior Policy Advisor, will give an overview of the HI-5 initiative. Sara Zimmerman, Program and Policy Director at the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, and Melissa A. Kraemer Badtke, Principal Planner/Safe Routes to School Coordinator at the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, will describe their experiences with SRTS programs, including how SRTS impacted health and costs.
We encourage public health professionals, community-based organizations, and urban planners to join us for this informative, one-hour Web Forum.
To learn more about the HI-5 initiative, please visit the CDC's website at www.cdc.gov/hi5.
President and CEO
Trust for America’s Health
John Auerbach is the President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), as of January 1, 2017. Previously, he was the Associate Director for Policy at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He oversaw the Office of the Associate Director for Policy which focuses on the promotion of public health…
Team Lead and Senior Advisor, Policy, Research, Analysis and Development Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Dr. Elizabeth Skillen, serves as a Senior Advisor in the Policy, Research, Development and Analysis Office, Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) providing advice on the development of evidence-based approaches to accelerate the best prevention science into policy. Dr. Skillen has led…
Program and Policy Director
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Sara Zimmerman serves as Program and Policy Director for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. In this role, Sara works to support communities in obtaining the resources and advice they need to increase physical activity and safe walking and bicycling for children and adults. Sara oversees the work of…
Principal Planner/Safe Routes to School Coordinator
East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
Melissa has been with ECWRPC since 2003 and has been working with communities and schools on their local safe routes to school programs since 2007. In 2009, Melissa worked in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Transportation to pilot the first Regional Safe Routes to School Program in Wisconsin. She coordinates…
Manager, Promoting Health and Cost Control in States (PHACCS)
Trust for America's Health (TFAH)
Adam Lustig is the Manager, Promoting Health and Cost Control in States (PHACCS) at TFAH. The PHACCS Initiative seeks to promote the adoption and implementation of effective, evidence-based state public health policies in a relatively short time period of five years. Prior to joining TFAH, he was the Senior Manager…