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Report Discusses Economic Impact of Healthy Food Access

PolicyLink_WhitepaperPolicyLink has released a white paper on the Economic and Community Development Outcomes of Healthy Food Retail. This new report looks at the connection between improved healthy food access and resulting economic and community development. The purpose is to encourage researchers to include assessment of economic outcomes in their healthy food access research agenda; and to provide an evidence base to support decision makers in advancing policies to improve healthy food access in their jurisdictions.

PolicyLink is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works. Founded in 1999, PolicyLink connects the work of people on the ground to the creation of sustainable communities of opportunity that allow everyone to participate and prosper. Such communities offer access to quality jobs, affordable housing, good schools, transportation, and the benefits of healthy food and physical activity.

Download the report.