Published: November 2013

ID #: 1073

Journal: J Public Health Manag Pract

Authors: Fleischhacker SE, Flournoy R, Moore LV

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Healthy food financing initiatives are a relatively new approach to improve access to healthy foods, enabling healthy food retailers to locate or renovate food outlets in underserved communities through one-time financing assistance. This paper provides guidance on using meaningful, measurable, and manageable methods to evaluate healthy food financing efforts. The authors outline a number of resources and approaches to quantify short- and long-term program effectiveness by capitalizing on existing data sources, maximizing application and reporting processes, and conducting longer-term multilevel studies.

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