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1 A Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) Project Funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Partnership of

2 Focus Community: Southwest King County Roughly 340 square miles Eleven target communities 25-90% living 200% below FPL

3 Project Goals Increase availability of healthy food and beverage products in target communities Increase in capacity of businesses to effectively participate in WIC/EBT Increase capacity of store owners to profitably sell healthy food Increase demand for healthy products in the participating businesses 3

4 Services Provided 4 Merchandising, store layout Produce handling, inventory management Distribution/supply chain development WIC/EBT application Bookkeeping and financial systems Marketing and store events Up to $700 for baskets, produce scales, shop vac, small shopping carts Up to $7500 (with 20% owner investment) for refrigeration, signage Low cost loans for larger store improvements Financial Incentives Provided

5 Barriers Encountered: Policies decreasing WIC access One Solution: Assist stores to meet WIC requirements

6 Barriers Encountered: the Built Environment One Solution: Mid-Size Grocers

7 Other Lessons Learned: Immigrant Entrepreneurs "I am so grateful for the support my business has received from the city program Healthy Foods Here. Our sales of fresh fruits and vegetables have increased and we have attracted new customers. I am happy to provide my customers healthier food choices. Shakir Mohamud, owner West Seattle Halal Market Store owner in Detroit (not our program)

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9 Contact info: Dennis Worsham, Regional Health Officer Public Health - Seattle & King County


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