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Food is Medicine

Details: The idea of a health system opening a grocery store may seem crazy, or at least, non-traditional. However, there is a clear impact on health. ProMedica worked with the Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group of Chicago and identified alarming connections between …

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Research Your Community

Details: Health includes data on fruit and vegetable consumption, obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes. Federal Programs and Investments includes eligibility data for various federal funding programs such as New Markets Tax Credits and Community Development Block Grants. The data displayed by this tool can vary according to geography.

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Expanding Access to Healthy Foods and Teaching Healthy

Details: Healthier Generation works with youth-serving organizations across the nation to ensure that they support and promote good health. In addition, they work with the business sector to ensure that children and their families have access to healthy and affordable food and access to health-care services for obesity prevention.

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The Local Food Environment and Diet: A Systematic Review

Details: Full text link > Caspi et al., Health Place, Sept 2012; DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.05.006 Literature review evaluating food environment-diet relationship; explores literature according to the 5 dimensions of "food access" (availability, accessibility, affordability, acceptability, accommodation) and recommends future research directions including mixed-method approaches and further

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District of Columbia

Details: DC Greens advocates for healthy food access through DC's City Council, DC's food policy council, and coalitions in DC like the Fair Budget Coalition, Fair Food For All DC, and the DC Farmers' Market Collaborative. We also work with city agencies like the DC Department of Health and Department for Small Local Business Development to support

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Grocery Stores and Co-ops

Details: Supermarkets and Grocery Stores. Research shows that the presence of supermarkets and grocery stores that sell healthy food in a community leads to not only better dietary choices, which helps individuals maintain a healthy weight, but also to better economic health of an area by creating jobs, anchoring complementary development, and boosting housing values nearby.

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Other Ways To Get Involved

Details: These institutions could include local churches, food banks, schools, neighborhood centers, school-based health centers, or hospitals and clinics. Learn about efforts they are working on and who they are working with—such as supporting urban community gardens, food-related workforce development programs, youth training or development

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Walk with Friends: An Integrated Approach to Address

Details: The Health Education Council (HEC) is a California nonprofit with a mission to cultivate health and well-being in underserved communities by leveraging the power of collaboration. HEC brings together residents, nonprofits, businesses, schools, and government to solve the …

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Profile: Healthy Food Financing and Pyburn's Farm Fresh

Details: Houston, home to over two million, is the fourth-largest city in the country, boasts a diverse industrial base and profitable health-care sector, and is one of the wealthiest cities in Texas. Government leaders, community-based organizations, and business owners are, however, working toward a healthier city and a brighter future with the launch

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The Enterprise Center Community Development Corporation

Details: The CCE is a $6-million, 13,000-square-foot, LEED-certified food business accelerator that serves as a hub of community health and nutrition resources. The project will create a total of 112 jobs over a three-year period. TEC-CDC is also helping develop the Philadelphia Restaurant Incubator to allow low-income entrepreneurs and mobile food

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The Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI)

Details: An overview of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. A viable, effective, and economically sustainable solution to the problem of limited access to healthy foods, and can reduce health disparities, improve the health of families and children, create jobs, and stimulate local economic development in …

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Boston Community Loan Fund

Details: From financing a health center or a charter school, solar panels or a saw mill, a low-income family or an established developer of affordable housing, their focus remains on developing financial tools, programs and ideas that provide access to opportunity, bridge gaps rather than widen them, and offer the potential and promise to change the world.

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NEW! Study finds a new supermarket improves health, food

Details: Both study communities are predominantly African-American (95%) and low-income, groups most affected by health disparities. While neighborhood economic gains can be associated with gentrification, researchers found that less than 1% of the supermarket community moved away from the neighborhood.

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MoGro: Supporting Full Family Health through Food Access

Details: Health and food equity advocates have worked through countless experiments — converting corner stores to healthy retailers, offering Double Up Food Bucks at farmers’ markets for low-income families, mobile vending, and more. At MoGro, we’ve found that at …

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Tools for Advocates

Details: Tools for Advocates. Through the hard work of community leaders, advocates, and public and private partners, governments are continuing to enact promising legislation and policies on the city, state, and federal levels to increase access to healthy food. Such policies improve the quality, affordability, and availability of healthy food in low

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Celebrating the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI

Details: The effort resulted in the launch of the federal Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI) program in 2011 by the Departments of Treasury (through the CDFI Fund), Agriculture, and Health and Human Services. In just five years, the HFFI program distributed over 100 awards in over 30 states to support projects that are improving healthy food

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Becoming an Entrepreneur

Details: Health: Includes data on fruit and vegetable consumption, obesity, physical inactivity, and diabetes. Federal Programs and Investments: Includes eligibility data for various federal funding programs such as New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).

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