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Baltimore Healthy Stores (BHS)

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Program Contacts 

Joel Gittelsohn, PhD, Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Megan Rowan, Research Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Related Resources

The Healthy Corner Stores Network (HCSN) supports efforts to increase the availability and sales of healthy, fresh, affordable foods through small-scale stores in underserved communities http://healthycornerstores.org 


Gittelsohn J, Vijayadeva V, Davison N, Ramirez V, Cheung LW, Murphy S, Novotny R.  (2010) “A food store intervention trial improves caregiver psychosocial factors and children’s dietary intake in Hawaii,” Obesity, Feb 18 Suppl 1:S84-90.

Gittelsohn J, Franceschini MC, Rasooly I, Ries AV, Ho LS, Pavlovich W, Santos VT, Jennings S and Frick KD.  (2007) “Understanding the food environment in a low income urban setting: Implications for food store interventions,” Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 2(2/3): 33-50.

Gittelsohn J, Suratkar S, Song H-J, Sacher S, Rajan R, Rasooly IR, Bednarek E, Sharma S and Anliker JA.  (2009) “Process evaluation of Baltimore Healthy Stores: A pilot health intervention program with supermarkets and corner stores in Baltimore City,” Health Promotion Practice, Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print].

Sharma S, Cao X, Arcan C, Mattingly M, Jennings S, Song HJ, Gittelsohn J, (2009) “Assessment of dietary intake in an inner-city African American population and development of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire to highlight foods and nutrients for a nutritional invention,” International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, Apr 8:1-13. [Epub ahead of print]

Dodson J, Hsiao Y-C, Kasat M, Murray L, Nguyen N, Richards A and Gittelsohn J. (2009) “Formative research for a healthy diet intervention among inner-city adolescents:  The importance of family, school and neighborhood environment,” Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 48: 39-58.

Suratkar S, Gittelsohn J, Song HJ, Sharma S, Anliker JA, Mattingly M, “Determinants of Food Use and Food Security among low income African Americans in Baltimore City,” Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, (in press).

Song H-J, Gittelsohn J, Kim M, Suratkar S, Sharma S, Anliker JA, and Mattingly M, “Korean American corner stores in Baltimore City: A key feature of the urban food environment,” (Manuscript submitted to Health Education and Behavior, March 2008).

Gittelsohn J, Song H-J, Suratkar S, Kumar M, Henry EG, Sharma S, Mattingly M, Anliker J, (2009) “An urban food store intervention positively impacts food-related psychosocial variables and food behaviors,” Health Education and Behavior, Nov 3. [Epub ahead of print].

Song HJ, Gittelsohn J, Kim M, Suratkar S, Sharma S and Anliker JA, (2009) “A corner store intervention in a low-income urban community is associated with increased availability and sales of some healthy foods” Public Health Nutrition Apr 30:1-8. [Epub ahead of print].

Song H, Gittelsohn J, Kim M, Suratkar S, Sharma S and Anliker JA, “Korean-American storeowners’ perceived barriers and motivators for implementing a corner store-based nutrition program,” (Manuscript submitted to Health Promotion and Practice, July 2008).