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WEBINAR: Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Through a Just Food System

This webinar recording, along with the other components of this episode, can be viewed here

Meeting Description:

Welcome to Building Healthy, Equitable Communities Through a Just Food System, in which we will discuss the intersection of food policy and procurement strategies to improve community health. We kicked off the conversation by blogging about the challenges of developing and implementing effective food policies, highlighting 8 existing policies that fall along a spectrum of harmful to helpful impact. Now we invite you to join us for this webinar, where we'll explore how institutional food purchasing can contribute to a more just food system and promote health and equity, discussing

  • Benefits and impacts of procurement strategies for businesses and communities
  • How procurement strategies can drive health equity
  • Considerations for building an equitable procurement program or policy
This webinar will begin with reflections from Brett Jones of Evergreen Cooperatives on his organization's unique business model, which leverages institutional procurement to build community wealth and advance equity in Cleveland.
Be sure to also register for the expert panel to follow, where food innovators will address your questions in real time and discuss hot topics that emerged from the blog and webinar.
This is the third episode of a 6-part series. To learn more about other elements of a healthy, equitable community, check out the rest of the episodes here.
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Date: Thu, Jun 21, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Duration: 45 minutes
Host(s): ChangeLab Solutions
 Presenter Information
Kimberly Libman
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Kim Libman is a program director at Changelab Solutions, where she leads the organization's work on food policy. As a researcher and advocate, Kim has worked at the intersection of public policy and health for over a decade, carrying expertise in food systems, hospital community benefit, affordable housing, health impact assessment, and community-based planning. Kim's work on chronic disease prevention spans local, state, national, and international levels.

Brett Jones
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Brett Jones is the Executive Vice President of Evergreen Cooperatives, a Cleveland-based initiative in grassroots economic development focused on creating living-wage jobs in six low-income neighborhoods. Brett oversees the growth and development of Evergreen's Fund for Employee Ownership, which helps companies convert to an employee-owned structure. He also supports other cities in adapting Evergreen's anchor institution-based model of economic inclusion and community wealth-building.