Register for PHA10: Accelerating a Healthier Future

April 27-28, 2020 | Chicago

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Presenting the ImPHAct Map

There is no shortage of work that can be done to improve the nation’s food supply and increase opportunities for physical activity. That’s why we focus our efforts squarely on improving outcomes for children and young adults disproportionately impacted by obesity and chronic disease. We immerse ourselves in research, apply our knowledge and expertise, and employ tools that enable us to identify the opportunities for change that will have the greatest impact on those who are most affected.

Our ImPHAct map shines a light on three approaches that are improving the food supply, increasing activity, and cultivating healthier environments for children and young adults at scale.

  • 9 convenience store partners with over 2,500 locations across 39 states, 75% of which are located in food source neighborhoods, have committed to increasing the supply of and promoting healthier options.

  • 78 colleges and universities across 36 states, 40% of which are Minority Serving Institutions or community colleges, have joined our Healthier Campus Initiative, implementing a set of evidence-based strategies that enable students, faculty, and staff to make healthier choices.

  • 23 food banks and networked food pantries serving 5 million people living with food insecurity have joined our Food Assistance Partnership Program, committing to increasing the amount of nutritious food distributed by 66 million pounds and reducing distribution of food of minimal nutritional value by 12 million pounds.

As we increase our reach, we increase our impact and deepen our learning. That’s why we are continuing to invest in growing each of these programs. Is your favorite convenience store, alma mater, or local food provider missing from our map? Contact us at info@ahealthieramerica.org.