Last Mile Solutions: Improving Access to Healthcare

 

A Northwest Universal Design Council Forum

Monday, June 19, 2017

1:00 – 3:00 pm
Bellevue City Hall

Room 1E-108 450 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue

 

While public transit is an essential component of the transportation system, getting from a transit stop to a hospital or health clinic presents a “last mile” challenge for many. Universal Design Transportation Solutions are critical to address this challenge and improve access to healthcare.

 

Our expert panel will share examples of solutions that provide a vital link to healthcare services for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income individuals and families.

 

Please join us to learn more about the current landscape of transportation services, ask questions, and share your thoughts about how transportation can improve access to healthcare in King County.

 

Feet First is pleased to be a cosponsor of this forum. John Stewart, Feet First board member, will speak about first-mile/last-mile access to transit and why universal design matters for people on foot, etc.

 

The transportation experts:

 

Francois Larrivee, Hopelink

Mr. Larrivee is Vice President of Transportation at Hopelink, where he oversees Medicaid transportation services, Direct Operations, and Mobility Management program. He also serves on the City of Bellevue’s Transportation Commission.

 

Cindy Zwart, Sound Generations

For over twenty-six years, Ms. Zwart has been Director of the Transportation Program at Sound Generations, where she oversees fifty-three paid staff and four hundred volunteer drivers. She is a member of the King County Mobility Coalition, PSRC’s Special Needs Transportation Committee, and CTA-NW.

 

Amy Biggs, Snoqualmie Valley Transportation

As Director of Snoqualmie Valley Transportation since 2012, Ms. Biggs oversees transportation programs that provided more than 42,000 rides last year. She is a member of the Eastside Easy Rider Collaborative and the Snoqualmie Valley Transportation

 

RSVP at www.surveymonkey.com/r/VY3WPBL.

 

CART captioning, a hearing loop for T-coil reception, and personal amplification devices will be provided. If you need any other accommodation in order to participate or need materials in an alternate format, email jon.winters@seattle.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Northwest Universal Design Council (NWUDC) promotes incorporation of Universal Design principles, products, and processes in the built environment so that all people can “live actively by design,” regardless of age or ability. The NWUDC is supported by the Seattle Human Services Department/Aging and Disability Services, the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County (www.agingkingcounty.org).

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