Funding Healthy Changes

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July 20, 2015
Food retailers often want to make their stores healthier and more inviting, but may lack the resources necessary to do it. Many want to sell affordable produce, promote healthy snacks and beverages, and renovate storefronts. Communities can support retailers by helping them fund these activities.The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program...
July 13, 2015
Parks bring numerous social, environmental, and health benefits to a community. Every person in every neighborhood should be able to enjoy these benefits. Unfortunately, too many cities, counties, and neighborhoods are “park poor,” lacking adequate parks and green spaces. The residents of these places don’t have access to safe open spaces where...

How to fund healthy changes in your community

This video provides a snapshot of innovative ways to bring healthy food into neighborhoods where liquor and fast-food outlets proliferate.

Read more about how San Francisco's the redevelopment agency, public health department, and community groups are collaborating on a groundbreaking effort to provide healthier food to the residents of a low-income neighborhood by helping a local grocer revitalize his store here.