Women in Agriculture

Hospital – Community Collaborations to Promote Healthy Food Access

This webinar was hosted by Community Benefit Connect. In addition to diving into the playbook with Health Care Without Harm, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center shares success stories and lessons learned from several impactful initiatives to increase healthy food access and healthy eating. Big River Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance discusses its collaboration with Our Lady of the Lake and other partners in the Red Stick Farmers Market.

Topics addressed throughout the presentations include gaining buy-in from hospital leadership, sustainable financing of programs, building effective community partnerships, and program evaluation. Ample time was provided for discussion of best practices and lessons learned.

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Anchors in resilient communities: Increasing community health, wealth, and resilience through market and institutional transformation

Health systems are increasingly embracing their roles as “anchor institutions”. Utilizing a powerful combination of procurement and investments, health care is exploring ways to build local, equitable food economies, and foster resilient communities. This webinar, hosted by the Wallace Center, will cover the playbook and the research behind it. Additionally, the Anchors in Resilient Communities and its first collaborative project, MyCultiver, will be described as examples of how anchors are working together with the community —  building robust regional food systems that can increase community health, wealth, and climate resilience in the Bay Area. 

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Hospital-food bank partnerships: A recipe for community health

Hosted by Feeding America.

Health Care Without Harm presents the new playbook and Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and their partners at Geisinger Health discuss their successful Fresh Food Pharmacy partnership.

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Community benefit and healthier food

Hosted by the Catholic Health Association.  

With access to healthy food crucial to the health and well-being of our communities, many community benefit programs are working with partners to make fresh, healthy food affordable and accessible in their communities. In this session, Catholic Health Association members Mercy Medical Center and Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital highlight several initiatives to promote healthy food access and healthy behaviors. 

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