Policy Approaches to Healthy Corner Stores

Posted by on September 10, 2010

Planning for Healthy Places and the Healthy Corner Stores Network  invite you to join the upcoming webinar: Policy Approaches to Healthy Corner Stores – which will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2010, from 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Pacific Time/3:30-5:00pm Eastern.

Register Here: http://www.phlpnet.org/healthy-planning

Corner store advocates around the country are exploring how policy approaches could incentivize and sustain healthy changes in small stores. The authority of local governments to regulate land use and economic development and levy taxes lends itself to a number of promising policy interventions. Healthy corner store advocates across the country are currently developing a number of promising policy approaches. In some communities, new policies are being developed; in others, existing resources are being redirected to support healthy corner store work.

First, we will provide a basic overview of how land use and economic development tools could be leveraged to require or incentivize healthy food offerings.  Then advocates and planners from Seattle, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia will share their innovative policy approaches to healthy corner stores work.

Planning for Healthy Places works to engage public health advocates and practitioners in the land-use and economic development decision-making process throughout California. We develop tools for training advocates in the relationship between the built environment and public health, and provide technical assistance for creating and implementing land use policies that support healthier communities.


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