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Presentation at 2016 Massachusetts Sustainable Campuses and Communities Conference

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  1. 1. HEALTHY HAMPSHIRE: A FOCUS ON THE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH Caitlin Marquis, Coordinator Massachusetts Sustainable Campuses and Communities Conference Academy of Music Northampton, MA April 15, 2016
  2. 2. What is Healthy Hampshire? • A collaboration between local municipal leaders, non-profits, service agencies, healthcare providers, local businesses, and community members •  A local Mass in Motion initiative (MA Department of Public Health) •  Administered by the City of Northampton in partnership with the Collaborative for Educational Services •  Work with the Hilltown Community Health Center as a clinical partner • Mission: improve the health of all residents of Hampshire County by working with municipal and community leaders to effect changes to community policies and systems that will promote access to healthy foods, opportunities for physical activity, and chronic disease prevention.
  3. 3. Where We Work
  4. 4. Why We Work
  5. 5. A Systems Approach to Healthy Eating and Active Living Food Food Food
  6. 6. HEALTHY EATING FOCUS: SNAP & Save 0 2000 4000 6000 8000 10000 12000 Annual Earnings and Expenditures for the Bottom 20% of U.S. Earners, 2014 Mean Assitance Mean Food Expenditures Mean Earnings
  7. 7. HEALTHY EATING FOCUS: SNAP & Save
  8. 8. HEALTHY EATING FOCUS: SNAP & Save •  Partnership with Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) •  58% increase in SNAP redemptions at Amherst Farmers Market in 2015 •  $5 match in 2015 à $10 match in 2016
  9. 9. HEALTHY EATING FOCUS: SNAP & Save “I feel welcome at the market, and the doubling makes it affordable.” -SNAP & Save participant at Northampton Saturday Market “This program allows me to buy dairy more affordably than at Whole Foods, which is where I would normally go due to allergies.” -SNAP & Save participant at Amherst Farmers Market “The market exposes me to a variety of green things that I don’t normally get exposed to. My favorites are garlic scapes and ramps, which I never had before coming to the market.” -SNAP & Save participant at Northampton Tuesday Market “An increase to a $10 match would help a great deal. My food stamps were cut severely, and this program helps me so much.” -SNAP & Save participant at Florence Farmers Market
  10. 10. HEALTHY EATING FOCUS: SNAP & Save
  11. 11. ACTIVE LIVING FOCUS: Healthy Aging in Williamsburg
  12. 12. ACTIVE LIVING FOCUS: Healthy Aging in Williamsburg • Opportunities: • Aging population • Shared use of community spaces • Building siting • Mill River Greenway • Economic development • Planning Process: • Regulatory review • Focus groups • Walk audit • Public forum
  13. 13. ACTIVE LIVING FOCUS: Healthy Aging in Williamsburg
  14. 14. ACTIVE LIVING FOCUS: Healthy Aging in Williamsburg
  15. 15. Thank You! Questions? Comments? Feel free to contact me: cmarquis@collaborative.org 413-588-5562

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