Published by NYAM

Elisa Fisher, MPH, MSW

This featured program report highlights Communities for Healthy Food, a program of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation New York City, which aims to leverage and build upon community organizations' existing resources to increase access to healthy, affordable foods in four low-income, NYC neighborhoods. The report is part of the publication series "Interventions for Healthy Eating and Active Urban Living: A Guide for Community Health," developed by the Designing a Strong and Healthy New York City (DASH-NYC) workgroup, a part of New York's Population Health Improvement Program (PHIP), managed by The New York Academy of Medicine and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The report and featured program series provides detail on the background, impact and sustainability of successful, multisector partnerships, along with advice to others looking to implement similar interventions in NYC and beyond.