Food Access

Understanding Food Deserts and the Factors Affecting Healthy Food Access

Slide presentation by Coalition convener Morgan Taggart, along with Francis Muamba and Dr. Jill Clark, at the Healthy Communities - Active Transportation conference in 2010.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

City Record 2009-10-15 - Containing 3 Pieces of Local Food Legislation

Here's an article about how Councilman Joe Cimperman introduced three big piece of legislation on October 15, 2008 - and this document is the City Record that includes all three pieces as they were introduced.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition
Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning
Working Group(s): 
Local Purchasing

CCCFPC Presentation Health and Human Services Committee of Cleveland City Council 2010-03-29

Here's a slideshow that was presented to the Health and Human Services Committee of the Cleveland City Council on March 29, 2010.  It outlines the structure of the Coalition as well as the need for policy changes that can address food access issues faced throughout the city and county.  Also, it contains an outline of the Northeast Ohio Local Food Assessment and Plan that was just getting underway at that time, as well as some other initiatives related t... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Cleveland Corner Store FAQ

The Cleveland Corner Store Project was a successful program aimed at increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in small convenience stores in underserved Cleveland neighborhoods as a way of addressing food insecurity.  The research was conducted through the Center for Health Promotion Research and was led by founder and former co-convener of the Coalition, Matt Russell.  See also the large poster and final report.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Cleveland Corner Store Poster

The Cleveland Corner Store Project was a successful program aimed at increasing the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables in small convenience stores in underserved Cleveland neighborhoods as a way of addressing food insecurity.  The research was conducted through the Center for Health Promotion Research and was led by founder and former co-convener of the Coalition, Matt Russell.  This large poster describes the findings of the research on "Improving Urban Food Environments through Community-Based Public Health Interventions."  See also the FAQ and final report.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Policy Brief - EBT, WIC, and Senior Coupons: Underutilized at Local Farmer’s Markets

Ohio State University-Extension policy brief prepared by Stephanie Lung in early 2010 on the current use of EBT, WIC, and senior coupons at farmers markets in Cuyahoga County.  Includes identification of barriers to use as well as recommendations for increasing use.

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Cuyahoga County Food Insecurity Analysis

Slideshow that presents key findings of a community food security assessment conducted in 2008 by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Community Conversations 2009 - Final Report

In the summer of 2009, Jenita McGowan facilitated "community conversations" about access to healthy food in four Cleveland neighborhoods: Central, Glenville, Ohio City, and Slavic Village.  The work was done on behalf of the Coalition as part of her participation in the Cleveland Executive Fellowship program.  The final report is 20 pages, plus appendices.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment
Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition