Research Dissemination

The California Initiative for Health Equity and Action (Cal-IHEA) has funded the Berkeley Food Institute to disseminate evidence about the impacts of sugar sweetened beverage (SSB) taxes on SSB consumption, and funding for equitable cardiovascular disease prevention and community health promotion programs. By combining data on SSB purchasing and consumption, local government SSB tax revenue spending, and community perceptions, the goal of this project is to disseminate evidence statewide and empower communities that wish to secure local resources to address health inequities. Critical to this project is the ongoing collection of public information about how soda tax revenues are spent, so that soda taxes are structured to increase equity. Read more about the project here.