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Community Food Resource Assessment in Central City South, Phoenix: A Study of Community Capacity Building

Abstract Many studies have shown that access to healthy food in the US is unevenly distributed and that supermarkets and other fresh food retailers are less likely to be located in low-income minority communities, where convenience and dollar stores are more prevalent grocery options. I formed a partnership with Phoenix Revitalization Corporation, a local community development organization engaged in Central City South, Phoenix, to enhance the community's capacity to meet its community health goals by improving access to healthy food. I used a community-based participatory approach that blended qualitative and quantitative elements to accommodate collaboration between both academic and non-academic partners. Utilizing stakeholder interviews, Nut... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Crouch, Carolyn (Author) / Harlan, Sharon (Advisor) / Eakin, Hallie (Committee member) / Aftandilian, David (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Public Health / Hispanic American Studies / Arizona / community / food access / health / Phoenix
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 111 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note M.A. Sustainability 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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