October 1, 2015 5:37 PMCategory: Nutrition

Fighting Food Injustice

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The South Madison Farmers’ Market is a member of the Plan4Health initiative in Dane County, Wisconsin. This is a repost of Dadit Hidayat’s June 30 blog entry titled “South Madison urban farmer fights food injustice with Ex-Cons.” By Dadit Hidayat Just like his farming journey, Robert Pierce, Manager of the South Madison Farmers’ Market (SMFM), has struggled to […]

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August 14, 2015 4:32 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Talking about the Social Determinants of Health

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Where we live, learn, work and play impacts our health. As planners and public health professionals, we understand this, but sometimes it’s just plain hard to talk about. Using technical terminology while engaging with the general public or policy officials can lead to misunderstandings — or even inhibit relationship building. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation […]

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July 20, 2015 7:38 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

An Emerging Planner’s Perspective on HIAs: Part One

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This marks my sixth week since beginning a summer internship at the American Planning Association with the Planning and Community Health (PCH) Center in Washington, D.C. Within these last five weeks I’ve been exposed to a whirlwind of information, events, conference calls, and meetings. I feel very privileged to have this opportunity to come to “work” […]

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