Value Chain Coordination for Improving Access to Healthy and Affordable Food in the Paso del Norte Region

Series: Our Food System and Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Stories from Across the State.

Speaker: Leah Whigham, Gabriela Gallegos, Adriana Clowe
Length: 59:09 minutes

Part three of five of our webinar series "Our Food System and Food Insecurity During COVID-19: Stories from Across the State.”

Partnering organizations in the Paso del Norte region from academic, government, non-profit, and for-profit sectors are working collectively to strengthen the food system and increase access to healthy and affordable food through economically and environmentally sustainable strategies. This webinar will provide an overview of a regional needs assessment, a Healthy Food Financing Initiative, value chain coordination through regional food hubs, and efforts to provide training and support to local farmers.

Presented by:
Leah Whigham, PhD, FTOS
Director, Center for Community Health Impact
Associate Professor, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences, UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso

Gabriela Gallegos, JD, MPP
Associate Professor, Management, Policy & Community Health, UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso

Adriana Clowe
Director of Operations, Desert Spoon Food Hub

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