A webinar about working with policymakers for healthier corner stores
Corner store advocates around the country are exploring how to work with local government to incentivize and sustain healthy changes in small stores. In some communities, that means developing new policies; in others, local leaders are redirecting existing resources to support healthy corner store work. This webinar provides an introduction to local government partners who could support healthy corner store initiatives (such as economic development, planning and elected officials), descriptions of policy and program strategies you might explore, and examples of places that have successfully used these tools to support small healthy food stores in their communities.
- Hannah Laurison, Senior Planner & Program Director, ChangeLab Solutions
- Lisa Chen, Planner, ChangeLab Solutions
- Christina Cardenas, Regional Advocacy Manager, California Center for Public Health Advocacy
- Councilmember Marlen Garcia, City of Baldwin Park, California
- Gwendolyn Flynn, Project Director, Community Healthy Councils
- Sal Lopez, Associate Planner, City of Baldwin Park, California
- For more information on the Baldwin Park example, visit the City of Baldwin Park's Healthy Baldwin Park page.
- For more information on Community Healthy Council’s food policy work, visit their Community Health & Education page.
- The Healthy Corner Stores Network (HCSN) has tools, case studies, and reports on innovative projects from around the country.
- The Healthy Corner Stores Q&A (published by HCSN) is a great introduction to some of the barriers and opportunities facing corner stores.