Catalyzing Health Care Investment in Healthier Food Systems

In this three-year project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Health Care Without Harm will undertake a national study of non-profit hospitals’ community benefit practices targeted to strengthening food system resilience and sustainability, improving physical and economic access to healthy foods, and promoting healthier dietary patterns and healthy body weight. The study will identify best hospital community benefit practices and model programs.

The project will engage hospitals and other stakeholders to strengthen collaboration for and commitment to community health improvement. This will include developing and disseminating tools and resources to support replication of best practices for Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNAs), community benefit implementation strategies, and community partnerships, as well as providing national, regional and virtual forums for the community benefit community and allied organizations to learn and accelerate best practices to promote healthy food access and healthier food systems.