Topics: Income support and assistance

Rural Farmers Market Promotes Food Security

Two young customers of the Allegan Farmers Market


About one in seven Americans struggles with hunger, and rural communities seem to be hit especially hard. The Allegan Farmers Market is helping its low-income, senior, and other nutritionally at-risk populations gain access to Michigan-grown produce through a variety of incentives. These incentives include free transportation and Double Up Food Bucks that matches SNAP participants’ spending.

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September 21, 2016

Socioeconomic Policy Is Health Policy

The United States spends more on medical care and less on social services than other developed countries, yet social services can be just as important to health outcomes.

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February 12, 2014

Human Services Deserts

Counties without at least one full-time human services employee are “human services deserts,” without a professional who can listen to and coordinate care for people in need.

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May 15, 2013