Just Out of Reach: Our Unequal Access to Healthy Food documents food accessibility and food justice initiatives in Boston.
Boston Farmers’ Market Incentive Programs: Increasing Access to Fresh and Local Produce evaluates the effectiveness and impact of coupons as incentives for seniors and low-income shoppers at farmers’ markets.
A Closer Look at Immigrant-Access Barriers in the Massachusetts Food Stamp Program is an in-depth analysis of the intersection between policy and implementation. It links specific policy language to chronic obstacles and implementation and offers recommendations for their improvement.
11th Class, 2004-2005 Field Placement: Boston Medical Center (Boston, MA) Deanna worked with the Grow Clinic, serving children who are underweight and undernourished. She worked with their Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program (C-SNAP), a national network of pediatricians and child … Read more
11th Class, 2004-2005 Field Placement: Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (Boston, MA) Katy researched immigrant access barriers in the Massachusetts Food Stamp Program. She conducted outreach in Spanish and English in ESL classes, on radio shows, and in local newspapers to … Read more
12th Class, 2005-2006 Field Placement: Massachusetts Law Reform Institute (Boston, MA) David researched and promoted food stamp participation for elderly and disabled populations of Massachusetts. He performed in-office outreach to advocates and legal service providers and conducted outreach seminars at elderly … Read more
12th Class, 2005-2006 Field Placement: The Grow Clinic of Boston Medical Center (Boston, MA) While in Boston, Madina worked with the Children’s Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program (C-SNAP), the research arm of the Grown Clinic. Using C-SNAP’s research findings, she wrote … Read more
Intra-Agency Barriers to Food Stamps: Maximizing Benefits for Elders and Persons with Disabilities in Massachusetts is a summary of suggestions from advocates on ways to improve enrollment of elders and persons with disabilities in Massachusetts’ Food Stamp Program. The report … Read more
Running on Empty: Massachusetts Families and the Federal Food Stamp Program documents the challenges faced by food insecure clients participating in the food stamp clinic and the benefits of approaching food stamps from a health perspective.
Energy Clinic: A Toolbox for Helping Families Heat and Eat outlines the need for both food and fuel assistance in combating food insecurity. The report is being used to encourage replication of the Energy Clinic Model in Medical-Legal partnerships nation-wide.
Food Stamps and Immigrant Families: How Health Care Workers Can Improve Child Health makes the case for food stamps as a tool to improve the health of immigrant children, providing medical professionals with facts and culturally appropriate information to encourage … Read more