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Learning Collaborative: Community Food Mapping

September 29, October 13 & 27, and November 10th, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Central

Food insecurity has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic with the number of people suffering from hunger greatly increasing. For people experiencing homelessness at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, finding healthy food options can be a challenge. 

A Learning Collaborative is planned to assist health centers to collaborate with clients experiencing homelessness to develop Food Maps to identify and document:

1) where to access food;
2) transportation routes to get to the food sources;
3) nutrition programs available to supplement food options.

The main goals for this Learning Collaborative are:

1) To assist health centers to understand the principles of client engagement and to strengthen client engagement. 

2) To assist health centers in developing a Food Map that includes individuals being served at the health center assisting in the project. 

This four (4) session learning collaborative will meet every other week starting September 29 from 1-2:30 pm ET,  12:00 – 1:30 CT, 11:00 – 12:30 MT, 10:00 – 11:30 PT.

The dates and topics for the four sessions:

  • Session 1 – Thursday Sept 29th – Introductions,  Foundations of Consumer Leadership
  • Session 2 – Thursday Oct 13th –  Foundations on Food Mapping and Food Resources
  • Session 3 – Thursday Oct 27th –  How to: Google Maps
  • Session 4 – Thursday Nov 10th – Partnerships and Sustainability 

These sessions will guide participants on how to engage clients to develop a local food map that can assist in identifying and accessing food sources for clients. If you are a case manager, care coordinator, social worker, community health worker, peer educator, or health center staff  that helps clients navigate community food resources, this training is for you!


  • Maura Nakahata, MPH, CSTE Applied Epidemiology Fellow | Marin County Health and Human Services

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