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Emerson Fellow

Kim Bailey

10th Class, 2003-2004

Kim is a graduate of University of Oregon with a degree in Planning, Public Policy and Management. Committed to creating partnerships between people and organizations, she worked closely with the University of Oregon Community Outreach Partnership Center and local community agencies throughout her time at the university.

Field placement: Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Kim worked to increase food access in rural Pima County by developing a proposal for a mobile food market to sell locally grown produce to under-served areas.  She collaborated with partner agencies of the food bank and branch banks throughout the county, and researched the availability of funding for appropriate materials and necessary staff.  Kim also worked with the CFB Farmers' Market Coordinator to expand, research, market, and organize the Farmers' Market, local farmers, backyard gardeners, and local growers to increase the volume of fruits and vegetables available at the CFB Farmers' Market and increase redemption of Arizona Farmer's Market Nutrition Program vouchers in Pima County.

Policy placement: Families USA

Washington, D.C.

Kim worked with the health policy department to ensure that low-income people have access to high quality, affordable health care.  She assisted in the development of state-by-state consumer education materials for “Cover The Uninsured Week”, a national campaign to raise awareness about uninsured Americans, as well as coauthoring the revision of a report on the economic impact of Medicaid on state economies.  She also provided research and writing assistance on topics including the Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card and government proposals to increase health coverage for small employers.

Hunger Free Community Report

Resources & Reality: Food Security in Pima County is a complete website exploring the diverse and unique array of food security resources in the Tucson area, including local agriculture, gardening, community resources, faith-based communities, federal and local food programs, food policy, farmers’ markets and more.