Healthy Food Access: Intervention Trends and Research Findings

From the establishment of state and national financing programs that support the development of supermarkets in low income communities to improving corner stores’ inventory to promote health, innovative approaches to change the food environment to influence public health are gaining momentum nationally. This talk will review the history of the “movement” and will include an emphasis on recent strategies, including those underway as part of community benefit efforts. A review of several recent studies related to the impact of food retail efforts on diet and health outcomes will also be presented.

Dr. Karpyn is Associate Director of the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy and Assistant Professor of Education at the University of Delaware.

The Innovative Discoveries Series, sponsored by the Delaware Clinical & Translational Science ACCEL program and the Christiana Care Value Institute, features informal presentations on topics relevant to current research and healthcare practice, led by knowledgeable and experienced presenters. There are offerings for researchers, healthcare providers, and community members of varying levels of experience.

These free talks are held Fridays at noon at Christiana Hospital but can be viewed from your home or office computer. Earn CMEs by participating in-person or online. Lunch is served and all are welcome to attend.

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  • Allison Karpyn, PhD