This short report describes the process and plan for a needs assessment for a physical activity program in the Community Renewal Teams Early Childcare Education Programs. These reports were created in the Spring of 2010 by student teams as part of a class, Community Health Program Planning, at the Yale School of Public Health.
In response to the closing of Shaw's Supermarket, CARE carried out a project to map New Haven neighborhoods and take inventory of places to buy food. The results showed that there is a lack of grocery stores and supermarkets in New Haven, making it difficult for people to find healthy food.
For the first time, a new, interactive map from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives policy-makers and advocates a nationwide picture of continuing state efforts on key tobacco control policies. The interactive map is a wealth of information on policies related to tobacco control, cigarette taxes and prevention spending, and also features key data points about mortality, consumer behavior and public health.
Your Food Environment Atlas is an online mapping tool that assembles statistics on food environment indicators and provides a spatial overview of a community's ability to access healthy food and its success in doing so. The atlas was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service, with support from federal agencies, academia, and the private sector.