November 17, 2016 2:21 PMCategory: Nutrition

Civic Engagement in Planning Can Improve Public Health

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In Tarrant County, Texas, residents have been asked to participate in the planning process as a mechanism for engaging with their communities. Tarrant County is home to a Plan4Health project focused on increasing access to healthy food and engaging with residents is an important component of this work. Faced with neighborhoods with high prevalence of […]

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October 27, 2016 1:42 PMCategory: Nutrition

Healthy Corner Stores in Kenton County, KY

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The Kenton County Plan4Health Coalition (KCP4H) is strengthening the local food system—and increasing access to healthy food—in northern Kentucky.  The coalition integrates planning and public health to support healthy, vibrant communities for the more than 163,000 residents living just south of Cincinnati. Building on the success of the Eat Healthy NKY campaign and food summit, the KCP4H coalition is […]

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May 3, 2016 4:50 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

Reports from the Healthy Communities Research Community

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Active Living: A new report from the International Physical Activity and Environment Network (IPEN) Adult Study was released online by the Lancet on April 1, 2016 and highlights that adults from 10 countries who lived in the most “active-friendly” neighborhoods did up to 90 minutes more physical activity than those who lived in the least “active-friendly” neighborhoods. […]

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February 9, 2016 3:23 PMCategory: Nutrition

Increasing Healthy Food Access Through Mobile Vending

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Increasing access to healthy food is major issue in the U.S. and a key focus for many of the Plan4Health coalitions. Plan4Health Tarrant County, from Fort Worth, Texas, is thinking of creative ways to increase access to healthy foods in an area where many residents live within identified food deserts with high numbers of unhealthy food […]

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January 26, 2016 10:32 PMCategory: Nutrition

Improving Food Access: Examples from across the U.S.

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Our current food system fails to promote public health and suppresses economic opportunity. Diet-related chronic diseases are numerous and include hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Low-income communities are especially vulnerable to these poor outcomes with low-income communities and communities of color being disproportionately affected. A new report issued by the Union of Concerned Scientists, titled […]

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