A Snapshot of Oakland Corner Stores: Availability of Healthy Foods in Oakland’s Low-Income Neighborhoods (2016)
UC Berkeley School of Public Health student Xenia Shih Bion wrote this report during her internship with HOPE. The objective of this study was to examine the availability of healthy foods in corner stores located in the low-income neighborhoods of Oakland, CA.
HOPE was featured in the Journal of the Community Development Society in 2014, highlighting our community engagement work for policy and systems change in Oakland, CA.
The Woodland/Highland Neighborhood Plan represents a “bottom-up” block-level plan developed over the last two-years with a specific goal of creating a healthy and safe neighborhood. The plan the efforts and vision of the Elmhurst Neighborhood Planning Initiative, a collaborative effort among residents, community-based organizations, City and County government, schools, parks, churches, and the Neighborhood Crime Prevention Councils (NCPC’s). The goal of the initiative was to develop and implement a community-based plan for the lower Elmhurst area, specifically the area of 81st-92nd Ave between International and G Street.
In partnership with Oakland Food Policy Council (OFPC), HOPE Collaborative created a Food Justice Curriculum to promote food justice and teach participants about food access in Oakland, labor in the food system, environmental impacts, and more.
HOPE commissioned an analysis by graduate students of the Richard & Rhoda Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley to address striking disparities in Oakland. The purpose of this study is to recommend a joint use strategy that will succeed in opening more recreational space in Oakland for general public use on evenings and weekends.
Mills College MPP student, Laura Flynn prepared this report for the Alameda County Public Health Department – Place Matters and Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Councilmember. The aim of this report is to help create a framework for developing a Health Element by examining how health issues are discussed in Oakland’s General Plan.
An assessment focused on Oakland’s Elmhurst neighborhood that was put together by Global Green USA with the help of public officials and local government staff. This assessment process was conducted to establish focus areas where policy and planning changes can promote environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
A report to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation which offers recommendations for strengthening existing strategies for addressing the childhood obesity academic. HOPE Collaborative is featured as a strong example of a regional collaborative effort organized around specific policy objectives.
An assessment of food access, the built environment, and local, sustainable economic development within six micro-zones in the Oakland flatlands. This report captures the preliminary findings from HOPE’s two-year planning phase. It includes descriptions and findings of land use mapping, listening sessions, community surveys, grocery store studies, and community mapping sessions.
Cultivating the Commons: An Assessment of the Potential for Urban Agriculture on Oakland’s Public Land (2009)
An inventory of open space in Oakland with the potential for agricultural production on land owned by public agencies. It is intended to help inform policy decisions that affect Oakland’s food, health, and environment, and to be used by non-profit organizations and city officials for identifying promising urban agriculture sites.This analysis was conducted with the financial support of a mini-grant from HOPE Collaborative.
HOPE’s two-year planning phase culminated in three meta-analyses around food systems, the built environment, and local, sustainable economic development. Collaborating partners developed these reports in order to provide members of HOPE Collaborative with a framework for better understanding how future public policy and community-driven strategies can further promote health.