Featured Resources

Centering Equity in Sugary Drink Tax Policy: Tax Design and Policy Research Recommendations

Healthy Food America has released the Sugary Drink Tax Equity Workgroup’s recommendations on how to design equitable sugary drink tax policy. Based on a year-long participatory process, the recommendations are focused on helping advocates and policymakers design sugary drink taxes that are centered in equity and benefit communities most negatively impacted by the beverage industry and sugary drink products.

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Milbank Memorial Fund: The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

This Milbank Memorial Fund blog post explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to group meals provided through a federal–state nutrition program for older adults. It also calls for a coordinated national effort with more federal resources and flexibility for states to develop short- and long-term plans.

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How HEalht Funders Approach HEAL Infographic

Healthy Eating/Active Living (HEAL) Funding Infographic

This survey provides valuable insights into how and where funders are directing their resources and the perceived challenges to continued funding of the issue.

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Latest Resources

Reports

New York State Health Foundation: April 2021

As a follow-up to a previous report, a new report analyzes self-reported survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau related to food scarcity in New York State from the start of the coronavirus pandemic through the end of 2020.

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Requests for Proposals

New York State Health Foundation: April 2021

Funding is available: Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Food, Healthy Lives; Consumer Empowerment; and Veterans’ Health.

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Centering Equity in Sugary Drink Tax Policy: Tax Design and Policy Research Recommendations

Healthy Food America has released the Sugary Drink Tax Equity Workgroup’s recommendations on how to design equitable sugary drink tax policy. Based on a year-long participatory process, the recommendations are focused on helping advocates and policymakers design sugary drink taxes that are centered in equity and benefit communities most negatively impacted by the beverage industry and sugary drink products.

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Reports

New York State Health Foundation: November 2020

a new report analyzes issues related to food scarcity in New York State during the initial months of the coronavirus pandemic, finding that 1 in 10 households experienced food scarcity.

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Views from the field by Amy Duggan

Rethink, Reorient, Reimagine Health and Housing

The pandemic has blatantly exposed the longstanding inequities in America due to institutional and systemic racism that people of color have experienced for far too long. It has brought to
light the need to urgently rethink and reorient our role in reimagi
ng the affordable housing
sector — one that brings health in reach for all.

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views from the fielf by brenda solorzano & erin switalski

Rural Food Insecurity: COVID-19 and Beyond

According to Feeding America, one in ten people and one in six children face hunger in our state (Feeding America 2020). As a foundation focused on the social and economic barriers to health, food insecurity has always been important to us

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Milbank Memorial Fund: The Impact of COVID-19’s Closure of Meal Sites on Older Adults

This Milbank Memorial Fund blog post explores the impact of COVID-19 on access to group meals provided through a federal–state nutrition program for older adults. It also calls for a coordinated national effort with more federal resources and flexibility for states to develop short- and long-term plans.

Read More →
GIH Events

GIH Food Access and Security Learning Community

It is with pleasure that we invite you to join the GIH Food Access and Security Learning Community.

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Abigail Echo Hawk Photo

Partnering with Tribal Communities to Improve Nutrition and Food Access

In this podcast, Abigail Echo-Hawk discusses some of the innovations being developed in tribal communities, how disruptions to indigenous food systems influence individual health, and the opportunities for philanthropy to partner with tribal communities. 

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Get Involved

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