March 1, 2016 6:48 PMCategory: Nutrition, Physical Activity

PSE Changes in Rural Communities

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Addressing lack of access to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity in rural communities is accompanied by unique challenges and opportunities. Strategies that may work well in more urban areas sometimes fall flat when attempted in a rural setting, underscoring the importance of empathy when designing initiatives – there must be authentic community involvement […]

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January 7, 2016 8:42 PMCategory: Nutrition

Partnering4Health: DHPE on Community Engagement

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In September 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a multi-year initiative to prevent and control chronic disease at the community level.  Named the National Implementation and Dissemination for Chronic Disease Prevention — or Partnering4Health — five organizations are working with selected chapters and affiliates to strengthen health in their communities. A member of […]

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October 22, 2015 6:37 PMCategory: Nutrition

What Does Policy Change Look Like?

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We know that policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) work will create comprehensive, holistic change in our communities. But, sometimes it’s difficult to see the impact of PSEs right away. The Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) launched an annual food policy photo contest to show us what great PSE work looks like.  The CLF’s […]

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