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Health Equity

The Health Equity Research Collaborative (HERC) is an on-campus initiative that awarded several seed grants to faculty with the goal of establishing new productive partnerships between community health organizations and WSU researchers.

Kitsap Food Landscape Assessment
This mapping and assessment project led by Laura Ryser, Assistant Professor in Food Systems & Community Development, measured social and environmental factors that influence how and where a person purchases food throughout Kitsap County.

Download the full Kitsap Food Landscape Assessment here.

For more information contact Laura Ryser laura.ryser@wsu.edu or (360) 337-7157 x6274

Kitsap Healthy Eating, Active Living (HEAL) Coalition
This is a group of community organizations working together towards an environment that supports equitable access for all to  choose physical activity and foods which contribute to health and  well-being in Kitsap County. Visit the Kitsap HEAL website for more information.

Tofa Saili (to study):
A collaborative partnership with Fetu Ti’ala Project and led by Joy Lile, Ph.D. The purpose of the partnership and seed grant is to assess and provide recommendations on how to improve the lives of Pacific Islander families by narrowing the academic and achievement gaps for PI students.

Kitsap Foundation
– For more information contact: Joy Lile joy.lile@wsu.edu or (360) 337-7157 x6266