The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) announces the launch of the Healthy Farms, Healthy People State Meetings Learning Community. NNPHI has selected 7 nonprofit organizations to receive $7,500 awards, coupled with individualized technical assistance from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP), to conduct meetings in 2012 promoting a cross-sector examination of the intersection between agriculture, food systems, and human health. For a list of the awardees visit please read the full press release here.
With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has also selected nonprofit organizations to conduct policy research and analysis projects at the intersection of food systems and health. The projects will be coordinated by NNPHI and results will be disseminated through the Healthy Farms, Healthy People Coalition which is extending issues of healthy nutrition into a broader perspective of agriculture and food systems. For more information and list of awardees read the full press release here.