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Baltimore Healthy Stores (BHS)

Health Equity Considerations

Baltimore Healthy Stores was one of five healthy stores interventions led by the Johns Hopkins Center for Human Nutrition.  Healthy stores is a store-based, culturally appropriate intervention designed to increase the supply of healthy foods and the promotion of their purchase for low-income residents through health education and point-of-purchase marketing strategies.

While the components of the intervention were similar for each of the five locations, extensive formative research was conducted to adapt each to a different social and cultural context.  The healthy store intervention has been adapted, implemented and evaluated in the following locations: 

  • Marshall Islands;

  • Apache reservations, Arizona;

  • Baltimore urban, low-income communities;

  • Native Canadian communities; and

  • Hawaii.