Honoring Local Knowledge, Growing Health, and Improving Equity

Honoring Local Knowledge, Growing Health, and Improving Equity

"Albuquerque sits in the high desert straddling the Rio Grande River. It is the largest city in New Mexico, but despite the predominantly urban setting, there are still many areas with limited access to grocery stores and a lack of affordable produce. These factors contribute to the low rates of healthy food access and food security and the resulting high rates of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease." In Albuquerque, NM, Presbyterian Hospital supports local agriculture, food access, equity, and economic development through community supported agriculture, a mobile market, and a wellness referral center.

This piece appears in Delivering Community Benefit: Healthy Food Playbook

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