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Am J Health Behav. 2014 Mar;38(2):307-15. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.38.2.16.

Lessons learned from small store programs to increase healthy food access.

Author information

1
Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA. jgittels@jhsph.edu.
2
Division of Epidemiology & Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA.
3
Research and Evaluation, The Food Trust, Philadelphia PA, USA.
4
Division of Policy and Community Programs, Minneapolis Health Department, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
5
San Diego State University, Graduate School of Public Health, and the Institute for Behavioral and Community Health, San Diego, CA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To document implementation challenges and opportunities associated with small store interventions.

METHODS:

Case study analysis of small store interventions conducted in 4 regions of the US. We systematically generated matrices to compare and contrast lessons learned to advance implementation science.

RESULTS:

Seven thematic areas were identified including: establishing relationships with stores, store owner and customer relationships, selection of intervention approaches, stocking healthier foods, evaluation, maintenance of changes, and dissemination.

CONCLUSIONS:

This information provides guidance to researchers and practitioners wishing to design, implement, and evaluate small store interventions.

PMID:
24629559
PMCID:
PMC3960288
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.38.2.16
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free PMC Article

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