Financing programs to incentivize healthy food retail development in communities classified as “underserved” are taking place at the local, state, and national levels. Implementing these policies requires a clear definition of eligibility for program applicants and policy administrators. This paper describes a process to implement an eligibility analysis for healthy food financing programs and shares lessons learned from administering the Pennsylvania, New York, and New Orleans healthy food financing programs over the past nine years.
Published: March 2014
ID #: 1075
Journal: J Public Health Manag Pract
Authors: Harries C, Koprak J, Young C, Weiss S, Parker KM, Karpyn A
A Public Health Perspective on Healthy Lifestyles and Public-Private Partnerships for Global Childhood Obesity PreventionThis commentary uses a public health perspective to review the concept of healthy lifestyles for prevention of childhood obesity and explore how healthy-lifestyle initiatives are promoted through public-private partnerships. Healthy lifestyles encourage individuals and populations to consume a nutritionally balanced, diverse diet and to engage in regular physical activity to achieve and maintain health and More