Category: Policy Solutions
GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, Learn4Life, Metro Atlanta Chamber, and Reinvestment Fund today announced the launch of ATL ACCESS Map, a new tool to explore the early learning landscape in Metro Atlanta. ATL ACCESS (Atlanta Child Care and Early Learning Supply Status) Map models the supply, demand, and gaps related to child care in the region. It identifies places where care is most scarce, and where investments are most needed.
Neighborhoods across the five-county metro region, which includes Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett, have a shortage of early care and education services. Data estimates that there are as many as 262,000 children under five in the metro region who need access to care.Read More
Reinvestment Fund applauds the nomination of Pamela Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Patenaude is the President of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families, a national nonprofit education and research organization dedicated to illuminating the affordable housing crisis in America. She has served as a member of Reinvestment Fund’s Policy Advisory Board since 2014.Read More
The Reinvestment Fund announces the release of its 2014 update to the Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis. The release offers a look at the national landscape of access to healthy food and changes in the underserved population since 2005. The analysis is part of The Reinvestment Fund’s extensive efforts to address the inadequate and inequitable access to healthy foods in communities across the country.Read More
The Reinvestment Fund’s 2014 update to the Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) study that analyzes access to healthy foods in the U.S. finds that Philadelphia more than halved the number of people without access to healthy foods by introducing full-service stores to areas that had been food deserts. While improvements were seen nationwide, Philadelphia’s success in improving healthy food access makes it a clear leader on this issue.Read More
The Reinvestment Fund announces a select release of its 2014 update to the Limited Supermarket Access (LSA) analysis. The release offers a look at the data for five states—California, Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia. The analysis is part of The Reinvestment Fund’s extensive efforts to address the inadequate and inequitable access to healthy foods in communities across the country.Read More
The Reinvestment Fund (TRF) announces the appointment of a new Policy Advisory Board Member, Pamela Hughes Patenaude. The Policy Advisory Board, which includes renowned academics and practitioners, reviews TRF’s research methods and products and provides feedback and direction.Read More
In many inner-city communities, finding stores that offer quality fresh foods at competitive prices can be difficult. In such areas, residents spend valuable time and money buying groceries outside of their neighborhoods or relying on smaller, more expensive nearby stores often with a limited selection of fresh foods. Bringing healthy food retail to such communities can have benefits that extend beyond meeting local demand for affordable, nutritious foods. Supermarkets can benefit neighborhood health, provide new job opportunities and pave the way for future community investment.
Blog post by Don Hinkle-Brown on www.healthyfoodaccess.org