Mapping access to healthy food in remote Australia
Remote Community Store Directory.
Remote communities have far fewer options when it comes to buying fresh food – making it difficult for people to make healthy choices.
As part of the collaborative research centre, RE-FRESH, Monash University wanted to create an interactive directory, mapping stores that sell groceries in (principally) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in remote areas. Blueboat developed this online resource which can be easily viewed, filtered, and added to by local residents.
The Remote Community Store Directory will inform the development of policies, strategies and research to improve the food security and health of all Australian communities.