Appetite for Change: Impacts and Opportunities - Results from A Discussion of Appetite for Change's Fresh Corners Project

In 2013, Appetite for Change (AFC) received funding from the Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota through the Health Equity in Prevention (HEiP) initiative. Through its HEiP funding, AFC developed Fresh Corners, a network of local vendors, urban gardeners, residents, and partner organizations working to improve the food system in North Minneapolis through policy, systems, and environmental changes. This document summarizes a discussion held in November 2014, when a group of 14 project stakeholders were invited to a Ripple Effect Mapping discussion about AFC�s health equity work. The discussion participants included AFC staff and representatives from Project Sweetie Pie, the Main Street Project, and West Broadway Farmers Market, along with local residents and growers. The discussion was intended to not only provide the participants a chance to consider how successful the project has been in achieving its intended goals, but also to identify the indirect or unexpected project impacts.

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Authors

Stuber, Nick

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9 p.

Project Information

Health Equity in Prevention

The Center for Prevention at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota provided funding to organizations through the Health Equity in Prevention initiative to advance health equity through policy, systems, and environmental changes. Wilder Research conducted a review of tools than can assess organizational capacity to advance health equity. Evaluation work included conducting ripple effect mapping discussions with HEiP-funded organizations to understand project impacts. Reports also highlight policy work and lessons learned.

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