Stores in our communities play a critical role in our health. The types of products available, many of which can contribute to chronic health issues, and how they're promoted, influence us all, but especially our children. Scroll down or use the quick menu on the left to see What's Changed in San Francisco County since the start of the Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community campaign. Learn more about what your local store survey found about the balance of healthy and unhealthy options, and its impact on your neighborhood.
Scroll to see if San Francisco County has changed to a healthier community since 2016.
Store advertising and sale of tobacco, food products, alcohol and condoms all contribute toward a healthy or unhealthy community. The products that are promoted and sold in our communities have an impact on health. The Survey is a statewide collaboration between tobacco and alcohol use prevention, sexually transmitted disease prevention, and nutrition partners to examine what's in our community stores and how that impacts public health. Click through the tabs to view survey results conducted in 2019 throughout California to assess product marketing and the availability of healthy and unhealthy options in stores that sell tobacco.
Survey information was collected from nearly 8,000 randomly selected licensed tobacco retailers in all 58 California counties, and not reflective of all retailers that sell food.
Source: Median household income (American Community Survey 2013-2017 5-year block group estimates; Tobacco retailers (ArcGIS CDTFA Cigarette and Tobacco Licensees, June, 2020); Active Public K-12 schools (California Department of Education, June, 2020). The color layers represent the total number of tobacco retailers divided by the total number of schools within each zip code.
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