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Maximizing Walkability, Diversity, and Educational Equity in U.S. Schools

This new report, drawn from a national dialogue among leaders in health and public education, with accompanying research, answers the question in the affirmative. It also outlines the factors that determine how and where schools get built for different populations, and proposes action steps for promoting diverse, walkable, high quality schools for all children.

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Promoting Equity through the Practice of Health Impact Assessment

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is an important tool for understanding the health implications of proposed policies, plans, or projects on communities. Equity is a core value of HIA1 and many practitioners have used HIA to advance equity in decision-making processes. Yet, as the field becomes more commonly known, there is a risk that the focus on equity will diminish without explicit attention,...

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Webinars | 2013

Food Policy 101: Expanding Healthy Food Access on Food Day 2013

In honor of Food Day, the Healthy Food Access Portal held a food policy 101 webinar which brought together community leaders and activists from throughout the country to share strategies for improving access to healthy foods. Webinar speakers discussed the best way to harness the power of community to create policy change at the local, state, and federal levels. The webinar addressed a range...

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Webinars | 2013

Farmers’ Markets in Low-Income Communities: Strategies & Best Practices

Across the country healthy food stakeholders are working to support farmers’ markets that increase access to healthy foods in low-income communities. This webinar discusses how incentive programs, retail strategies and policies are changing how consumers shop at farmers' markets in their neighborhoods. Experts share best practices and lessons learned from the field about how to implement...

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Growing Urban Agriculture: Equitable Strategies and Policies for Improving Access to Healthy Food and Revitalizing Communities (Full Report)

A vibrant movement is changing the landscape, economic outlook, and vitality of cities across the country. The recent recession affected many low income communities -- taking with it manufacturing centers, jobs, and people while leaving behind abandoned homes and vacant lots. Now a new crop of urban farmers, along with activists, and community organizations are turning that land into...

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