The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Selecting Strategies

The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Selecting Strategies

Now that partners were selected, it was time for the task force to work together and identify strategies for change. The task force met four times. We were very clear that we wanted it to be a concise, short-lived process. We had four meetings over a period of about one year. And at the end […]

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The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Cultural Competence

The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Cultural Competence

The task force worked to ensure a varied representation of fresh food retailers were given the opportunity to apply for grants and loans. It was very important to us, to all of us, that this program be accessible to a wide array of folks. We wanted to make sure that there was a very diverse […]

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The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Multi-Sector Partnerships

The PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative: Multi-Sector Partnerships

The Pennsylvania Fresh Food Financing Initiative is an outstanding example of partnerships implementing health equity programs statewide. This collaboration was formed through initial efforts by The Food Trust, a Philadelphia-based non-profit. Right around 1999, 2000, there was actually a research study that came out showing that Philadelphia had the second fewest number of supermarkets in […]

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Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research: Bridging the Gap 2015 Symposium

Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research: Bridging the Gap 2015 Symposium

We’re gonna start the morning with Dr. Marisela Gomez. But first, I wanted to let Dr. Susan Sherman and the chair of the community, which is advisory board, greet us for a moment.>>Well, good morning everyone, and thank you so much for joining us today as we explore the roots of HIV disparity, poverty, race, […]

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