″My blood sugars are gorgeous these days:″ the perceived effects of the healthy communities through healthy food program on its older adult participants
Learning Areas:Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Public health or related research
Describe the findings from an evaluation of a multi-site, multi-year civic engagement program for older adults that seeks to improve their local food environments. Explain how the Health Communities through Healthy Food Program enabled older adults in New York City to become involved in their communities and personally benefit from greater access to healthy food. Discuss the degree to which health is both a motivating and inhibiting factor in the civic engagement of older adults.
Keyword(s): Aging, Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am an evaluation researcher, and have been the principal investigator on the evaluation of the Healthy Communities through Healthy Food(HCHF) project since 2010. I have a special interest in aging populations, health disparities, and health promotion.
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.