Alachua County Transportation Access to Healthy Food Sources

At a Glance:

Location: Alachua County, Florida

Date: 2013

Vital Condition: Basic Needs for Health and Safety, Meaningful Work and Wealth, Reliable Transportation

Determinants of Health: food access, transit system, meaningful work and wealth, active transportation, food access

Affected Population: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, People Living in Poverty

Research Methods: Primary research, Focus Groups, Literature review, secondary

Community Types: suburban

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The University of Florida Department of Urban and Regional Planning, in partnership with the Florida Department of Health, conducted a rapid health impact assessment of proposed changes to built environment and transportation access in the Tower Triangle area of the city of Gainesville, in Alachua County, Florida. The HIA focused on how these proposed changes could impact transportation access to healthy food sources.

This Health Impact Assessment Report first appeared in The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health. The Cross-Sector Toolkit for Health was originally developed by the Health Impact Project, formerly a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts. The creation of this resource was supported by a grant from the Health Impact Project. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Pew Charitable Trusts, or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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