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Measuring Success - Food System

Overview

Healthy Food System
Measuring Success

  • Use the following resources to determine whether a community is underserved and monitor progress towards meeting accessibility and affordability objectives:
  • USDA Food Access Research Atlas (https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-access-research-atlas.aspx) This resources allows you to:
    • Create maps showing food access indicators by census tract using different measures and indicators of supermarket accessibility;
    • Compare food access measures based on 2015 data with the previous 2010 measures; 
    • View indicators of food access for selected subpopulations; and
    • Download census-tract-level data on food access measures.
  • PolicyLink’s Healthy Food Access Portal (https://www.healthyfoodaccess.org/access-101-research-your-community)
  • UCLA’s AskCHIS (http://ask.chis.ucla.edu). Online health query system that allows you to quickly search for health statistics on your county, region, and state.
  • AskCHIS Neighborhood Edition (http://askchisne.ucla.edu) provides health statistics by ZIP code, city, and legislative district.
  • The following resource contains more resources on different methodologies for identifying food-insecure areas: Healthy Food Access Portal. “Defining Underserved Primer.” https://www.healthyfoodaccess.org/resources-library_page_6 

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