Email subject: Seeking nominations for case studies for the Healthy Food Policy Project
The Project is currently seeking nominations for case studies of local initiatives and laws relating to supporting or promoting access to healthy food, and that also contribute to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity, with a focus on socially disadvantaged and marginalized groups. We are seeking examples of both laws that have been adopted and policy proposals that didn’t pass; as well as examples of where laws worked the way they were supposed to or created unexpected consequences, whether good or bad.
Case study nominations of local initiatives and/or laws should fall into at least one of these categories:
We welcome case studies nominations from rural, urban, and suburban communities (regardless of size) across the United States.
To apply, please click here. The application deadline is June 15, 2017.
If you have any questions regarding this Project or the nomination process, please contact Sally Mancini (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Healthy Food Policy Project is a joint project of Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems; the Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law; and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut.
The purpose of the Project is to elevate local laws that promote access to healthy food and also contribute to improved environmental conditions and/or foster strong local economies, with a particular focus on health equity for socially disadvantaged and marginalized groups.
A key component of the Project is in-depth case studies featuring how local initiatives are developed, community engagement in the process, and the ways in which laws and policy changes aim to achieve health equity. This Project defines health equity as the absence of disadvantage in chronic disease-related health outcomes regardless of one’s race or ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, gender, age, or mental health; cognitive, sensory, or physical disability; sexual orientation or gender identity; and/or geographic location.
Healthy Food Policy Project Case Study Survey
We are excited that you are interested in nominating a local initiative or law as a case study example for the Healthy Food Policy Project. Please take a few minutes to fill out the questions in this survey. If you have any questions regarding this Project or the nomination process, please contact Sally Mancini (email@example.com) at any time.
Q1 – Contact name
Q2 – Contact email
Q3 – Contact phone
Q4 – Name of Municipality
Q5 – State
Q6 – Name/title of the law or initiative
Q7 – Healthy Food Policy Project Case Study Survey Which policy category type(s) does the law or initiative fall into (choose all that apply)?
Please note: We are not collecting examples of school district or school-level policies
Q8 – Has the law or initiative passed? Yes No Not Yet
Q9 – Does the law or initiative address health inequities? This Project defines health inequities as disparities in public health that can be traced to unequal systemic, economic, and social conditions. Yes No
Q10 – Healthy Food Policy Project Case Study Survey Does the law or initiative do any of the following to improve environmental conditions (choose all that apply)?
Q11- Does the law or initiative do any of the following to foster a strong local economy (choose all that apply)?
Q12- Would you be willing to do any of the following case study activities (choose all that apply)?
Q13 – Any additional information that you would like to share?