NC Health Policy Forum

Episode 3: Improving Access to Healthy Food

June 7, 2022

In this episode of the North Carolina Health Policy Forum from the North Carolina Medical Journal, guest editor Josie Williams, executive director of the Greensboro Housing Coalition, chats with Sam Springs of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture about how access to food impacts health and how this organization is filling fresh food gaps in Western North Carolina. Then host Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips discusses the work of Cape Fear Collective to improve health via systemic and equitable change through data science with data scientist Dr. Anna Casey. In the final segment, hear from Kathy Colville, president and CEO of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, about policy work happening in these areas. 


Topics Discussed:

Food insecurity

Food deserts

Data science

Healthy North Carolina 2030 


Show Notes:

Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture 


High Country Food Hub 


Cape Fear Collective 


Healthy Communities NC Dashboard 


Healthy North Carolina 2030 


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