Public Health

FPC Shares Recommendations on Urban Soils with Congresswoman Fudge for 2012 Farm Bill

Members of the FPC shared recommendations with Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, member of the House Agriculture Committee and her staff at a Farm Bill 2012 Roundtable on May 23rd in Geauga County.   Ideas about how to support urban agriculture through healthy soils and farmers' markets were presented.  Here are the recommendations for creating healthy soils for urban agriculture and the role USDA and the Farm Bill can play in supporting these efforts. We'll share the farmers market recommendations in a future post.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Land Use & Planning

Green Houses and Greenhouses:Healthy home and garden workshop-FREE!

June 16, 2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Notre Dame Building-Community Room Second Floor
1325 Ansel Road
Cleveland, OH 44106

 

This is a FREE workshop that Neighborhood Progress is supporting in partnership with the Famicos Foundation.... Read more »

Health & Nutrition Working Group Meeting

July 12, 2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
Gypsy Bean Cafe
6425 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102

The next meeting of the Health and Nutrition Working Group will be June 5th from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  The 2012 initiatives for this working group include farm to school, expanding food assistance use at local farmers markets, and healthy vending machine policies, To learn more about this working group or to get more details about our next meeting, contact Working Group Leader, Annie Stahlheber at astahlheber [at] ccbh [dot] net or 216.201.2001 ext. 1544

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

FRESHWATER - Produce Perks Program Addresses Fresh Food Gaps In City Neighborhoods

When the Broadway Farmers Market in Slavic Village piloted a new program to offer a dollar-for-dollar match to Ohio Direction Card customers who purchase produce, it experienced a 191-percent increase in Direction Card sales in one year.
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Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Healthy Cleveland Resolution: Moving from Ideas to Practice

May 11, 2012 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
Location: 
Cleveland City Council
601 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland City Council Chambers
Cleveland, OH

The Healthy Cleveland Resolution adopted by Cleveland City Council, Mayor Frank Jackson and the four major healthcare institutions last year outlined a broad-based public-private initiative to address health disparities in Cleveland.  The Healthy Cleveland Resolution: Moving from Ideas to Practice Summit will bring together community stakeholders from across the city and county to develop plans for policies and initiatives that will improve the health of Cleveland's residents and their neighborhoods.... Read more »

Health and Nutrition Working Group Meeting

June 5, 2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Location: 
To Be Determined

The next meeting of the Health and Nutrition Working Group will be June 5th from 9:00 - 11:00 am.  The 2012 initiatives for this working group include farm to school, expanding food assistance use at local farmers markets, and healthy vending machine policies, To learn more about this working group or to get more details about our next meeting, contact Working Group Leader, Annie Stahlheber at astahlheber [at] ccbh [dot] net or 216.201.2001 ext. 1544

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Double Value Produce Perks

                            

Program Details

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition (FPC) is happy to offer another year of the Produce Perks program in Cuyahoga County!

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Use of Ohio Direction Card (EBT) at Many Farmers Markets Increases with Incentive Program

In the second year of The EBT Incentive Program, developed by Ohio State Extension and the Health and Nutrition Work Group of the FPC with support from several foundations, 17 farmers' markets in Cuyahoga County were able to increase consumption of fresh, local and healthy food for many Ohio Direction Card customers.... Read more »

Working Group(s): 
Health & Nutrition

Cuyahoga County Assessment: Access to Supermarkets

Cuyahoga County Assessment: Access to Supermarkets is a summary of findings released by the County Planning Commission in December 2011 that shares the methodology and results from a recent food retail assessment in Cuyahoga County.  Using several data sources including local fieldwork and store assessments, the report shares information on low access areas within Cuyahoga County where access to fresh, healthy food needed to maintain a healthy diet may be limited.

Working Group(s): 
Community Food Assessment

Retail Food Gaps and Opportunities in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, OSU Extension, and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Food Policy Coalition worked in partnership to develop an updated assessment of the food retail environment in Cuyahoga County.  Building off of the food retail assessment led by County Planning Commission in 2008, this presentation released in December 2011 contains several maps that demonstrate potential relationships between poverty and income, transportation access and car ownership, and food retail locations.... Read more »

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