Farmers Market Opens in Houston Doctor’s Office
Primary care physician Dr. Ann Barnes often talked to her patients about the benefits of eating a healthy diet, but found many were unable to take her advice. High prices and no place to purchase fresh produce was the reality for a large number of people.
Dr. Barnes knew health was within the reach of her patients if they could just access it. In what she called “a moment of clarity,” she realized that opening a farmers market in the clinic was one solution to grow healthy change.
Healthy Harvest Farmers’ Markets have spread to five regular locations at Houston area clinics and may be a good solution for your community as well. Community Commons is proud to offer the following tools to help you explore this option for your city.
Tools to Help You Make Change
- Engaging stakeholders, such as farmers, physicians, and local businesses, is vital to planning and implementing an effective program.
- Maps are an excellent way to show data in an engaging, easy to understand format. Use our Maps & Data page to explore data layers available to you or click on the map below to zoom to your city and see the data provided.
- Additional data is available to you when you click on a specific area within a map.
- Indicator reports offer another opportunity to look at your region’s assets and disparities. Create a Community Health Needs Assessment report by first choosing the type of report you want to make and then simply enter your state and county (or several counties) and the data automatically populates for you.
- From there you can explore information such as demographics, social & economic factors, and health behaviors. The data and visual graphics are downloadable and can be put into your presentations or grant applications.