Healthy Food Financing Programs Across the Country

Overview

Developed by The Food Trust, this list outlines federal, state, and regional Healthy Food Financing Programs across the country.

FRAC Interactive Data Maps: Poverty and SNAP by State and Congressional District

Overview

On the heels of the release of the 2016 Census American Community Survey findings, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) has launched new interactive data tools illustrate poverty rates and SNAP participation rates at the state and congressional district levels. Policymakers, advocates and others will be better able to pinpoint the extent of poverty in their communities and to understand the importance extent to which SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) is bolstering households struggling with inadequate incomes. The new maps complement previous FRAC mapping of SNAP participation in every U.S. county. 

VIDEO: Creating Healthy Communities Program's Good Food Here Initiative

Overview

An initiative of the Ohio Department of Health, Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, CHC activates communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health. Learn more about their work here and through this video.

Check out these other resources produced by the Creating Healthy Communities Program:

Good Food Here Coordinator Guide

Overview

An initiative of the Ohio Department of Health, Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, CHC activates communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health. Learn more about their work here.

This guide helps healthy food retail project coordinators with tools to provide technical assistance and resources to help store owners sell healthy foods.

Check out these other resources produced by the Creating Healthy Communities Program:

Good Food Here Store Owner Guide

Overview

An initiative of the Ohio Department of Health, Creating Healthy Communities (CHC) is committed to preventing and reducing chronic disease statewide. Through cross-sector collaboration, CHC activates communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health. Learn more about their work here.

This guide offers tools for healthy food retail store owners sell healthy foods at their store.

Check out these other resources produced by the Creating Healthy Communities Program:

ResearchWIRE by FRAC

Overview

Food Research & Action Center’s ResearchWire newsletter focuses on the latest research, reports, and resources from government agencies, academic researchers, think tanks, and elsewhere at the intersection of food insecurity, poverty, the federal nutrition programs, and health. This inaugural issue reviews the latest research on the harmful impacts of poverty, food insecurity, and poor nutrition on the health and well-being of children, adults, and older adults. 

Learn more about FRAC at http://frac.org/.