Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes in a specific real-life setting, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities, and are suitable for adaptation by other communities.

A Collaborative Response to Equitable Food Access during COVID-19: Building from Mass in Motion Practices

Etingoff, K., del Rosario, J.

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Policy Change/ Development
Economic Stability
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Infrastructure Support

This case study describes how the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has partnered with a wide range of community-based organizations to ensure food security. Before the pandemic, these partners worked together to change policies related to food security, while, during the pandemic, this partnership allowed communities to quickly provide emergency food distribution. Through this network, the department and communities both created guidelines to address food securities and worked to outreach to communities about these strategies, including by reaching individuals in their languages.

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Capacity Building, Partnership Building

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