Food Work at the Intersections Between Health, Equity and Sustainability
In this presentation, Dr. Kate Mulligan discusses the policy and practice of food-related social prescribing for populations facing barriers to health and wellbeing. This approach to local food work improves health, builds social connectedness, promotes partnership and collaboration, provides opportunities for locally-generated resilience, and creates a mechanism for measuring and reporting on impacts.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Kate Mulligan is the Director of Policy and Communications at the Alliance for Healthier Communities and an Assistant Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She sits on the Toronto Board of Health and the board of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies. Kate’s interests include building healthy, equitable and sustainable communities through community development and public policy at the intersections between public health and health care systems.