Food System Planning in Davidson, North Carolina

At a Glance:

Location: Davidson, North Carolina

Date: 2014

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

Determinants of Health: food access, meaningful work and wealth, food access

Affected Population: People Living in Poverty

Research Methods: Literature review, Qualitative research

Community Types: rural

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Davidson Design for Life conducted a health impact assessment of the existing food environment in Davidson, North Carolina. The HIA sought to inform partnering stakeholders and the Davidson Board of Commissioners on ways to increase access to local, healthy foods and ways to increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables for vulnerable populations such as children and low-income individuals.

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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