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Dissemination Methods

Planning how to share information about a healthy food access program can help ensure long-term success. Key questions for dissemination planning include:

  • Who is the target audience?
  • What information do they need to know?
  • How will they receive this information?

There are many ways to share information with stakeholders and community members. Common methods of dissemination include:


  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual reports
  • Infographics
  • Posters, flyers
  • Newsletters
  • Evaluation methods
  • Case studies


  • Television, radio, and online radio (like Spotify or Pandora) public service announcements about food access resources
  • Social media campaigns
    • Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest
    • National Farm to School Month
    • No Kid Hungry Share Our Strength Powered by Breakfast
    • National School Breakfast Week
    • National School Lunch Week
    • National Gardening Week
    • Local Food Month

Meetings and Conferences:

Resources to Learn More

Dissemination of Findings: How to Share Results
Details the why, what, when, and how of disseminating evaluation results and/or procedures. Includes an effective dissemination checklist and examples of successful dissemination products.
Author(s): Olsho, L., Baronberg, S., Abel, Y., et al.
Organization(s): Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Date: 2012