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Assess Program Impact
Food Insecurity Screening Efforts in Los Angeles County Brief Release
The Nutrition and Physical Activity program partnered with RAND Corporation to conduct an evaluation of a local food insecurity screening project. The brief, Food Insecurity Screening Efforts in Los Angeles County, 2019 included key informant interviews with staff from five healthcare clinics that have implemented food insecurity screening, as well as an intercept survey with over 1,000 clinic patients. The brief provides detailed information about patients’ experience with food insecurity, perceptions of health care provider sensitivity to food insecurity, and lessons learned from agencies conducting food insecurity screening in low-income clinics.
Food Distribution Efforts in Los Angeles County Brief Release
The Nutrition and Physical Activity partnered with RAND Corporation to conduct an evaluation of a local food distribution project. The brief, Food Distribution Efforts in Los Angeles County, 2018 included key informant interviews with staff from eight DPH SNAP-Ed funded agencies that were working on food distribution, as well as intercept surveys with participants across five food distribution sites. The brief provides detailed information about participants’ experience with food distribution, as well as barriers, facilitators, and recommendations for agencies that are conducting food distribution.
Case Stories: School Wellness Policy Implementation and Gardens in Faith Based Settings
Ad Lucem Consulting developed case stories on school wellness policy and gardens in faith based settings to assist program planning and identify characteristics for effective implementation. Click here to access the case stories. Check out the video on the right to learn more about gardening in a faith-based setting.
2019 SNAP-ED LIA Forum Poster Sessions, Sacramento, CA
Live from LA! Leveraging Social Media to Promote Healthy Eating:
Fatinah Darwish, MPH, RD, Kiran Saluja, MPH, RD, Rigo Reyes, Denise Gee, MPH, RD, Carlos Portillo, Gabriela Gomez, Natalie Riguero, Judith Topete, Miria Soria, and Maria Beltran
In Los Angeles County, nearly 1 out of 3 households are food insecure. Participating in food assistance programs, such as CalFresh and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) increases access to healthy foods and reduces food insecurity. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about who can participate that deter eligible people from accessing these programs. Read more about using social media to promote food assistance programs.
Learning from the Champions – Peer to Peer Educators in the Community
Xochitl Valdivia, MS, RD, and Tania Marquez, MPH
Peer educators have become recognized local leaders inspiring behavior change through delivery of engaging nutrition and physical activity education. To increase capacity and deliver services to SNAP-Ed eligible communities in a culturally appropriate manner, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health conducted key informant interviews with peer educators throughout LA County. Read more about the interviews and results.
Advancing Community Prevention through the Champions for Change Peer-to-Peer Projects
The Prevention Institute examined SNAP-Ed peer-to-peer projects to better understand the facilitators and barriers to success, determine recommendations for improvement, and inform future program planning and service delivery. Download the full report (pdf).
Inspiring Healthy Communities: Empowering Youth in Los Angeles County