225870 Policy Strategies: Replicating Pennsylvania's Fresh Food Financing Initiative

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 : 5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

Allison Karpyn, PhD , The Food Trust, Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Treuhaft, MS , The PolicyLink Center for Health and Place, PolicyLink, Oakland, CA
Tracey Giang, MPA , The Food Trust, Philadelphia, PA
In 2001 the Food Trust, a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring access to affordable nutritious food, focused attention on the lack of access to healthy foods in Philadelphia by creating a campaign to draw attention to the problem. The campaign led to the creation of a statewide initiative that to date has funded seventy-eight fresh food outlets in Pennsylvania, increasing food access for 500,000 children and adults. A 400 million dollar Healthy Food Retail Initiative, modeled after the PA program, was proposed in the Presidents budget in 2010. The session will present The Food Trust's five-step campaign framework for increasing access to fresh, healthy food in other locales, and provide a reflection on this process from a national policy perspective.

Learning Areas:
Other professions or practice related to public health
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe a policy replication strategy for the development of fresh food retail in underserved communities.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Food Trust and hold a PhD in Policy Research, Evaluation and Measurement.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.