About NFACT

We are part of the National Food Access and COVID research Team (NFACT). Led by University of Vermont, Johns Hopkins, Arizona State University, and University of Arizona, this collaborative of researchers across 15 states is exploring the impact of COVID-19 on food access, food security and food systems. NFACT research is examining these impacts across local, state, regional and national levels and is integrating data to explore outcomes and impacts across scales. NFACT is committed to rigorous, comparative, and timely food access research during the time of COVID. We do this through collaborative, open access platforms and research that prioritizes communication to key decision-makers while building our scientific understanding of food system behaviors and policies. More information about NFACT can be found here.

Arizona Policy Briefs 

Acciai F, Josephson A, Martinelli S, Yellow Horse AJ, Evans T, Ohri-Vachaspati P. “COVID-19 Pandemic One Year Later: Food Insecurity and Assistance in Arizona.” College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, August 2021.

Driesen F, Acciai F, Josephson A, Yellow Horse AJ, Martinelli S, Ohri-Vachaspati P. “Job Disruptions During the First Four Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Their Impact on Food Security in Arizona”. College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, December 2020.

Acciai F, Yellow Horse AJ, Martinelli S, Josephson A, Evans T, Ohri-Vachaspati P. “Impacts of COVID-19 on Food Security in Arizona.” College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, November 2020.

Martinelli S, Acciai F, Yellow Horse AJ, Josephson A, Ohri-Vachaspati P. “Food Assistance Program Participation among Arizona Households during the COVID-19 Pandemic“. College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, November 2020.

National Policy Briefs 

Acciai F, McCarthy AC, Harper K , Josephson A, Belarmino EH, Niles MT, Bertmann F, Biehl E, DeWeese R, Martinelli S, Neff R, Ohri-Vachaspati P. Food Insecurity and Food Assistance Program Participation in the U.S.: One year into the COVID-19 Pandemic. College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, August 2021.

Ohri-Vachaspati P, Acciai F, Martinelli S, Harper K, Bertmann F, Belarmino EH, Neff R, Niles M. Food Assistance Program Participation among US Households during the COVID-19 Pandemic. College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, December 2020.

Acciai F, Belarmino EH, Josephson A, Niles M. Changes in Employment Status and Food Security among U.S. households during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic. College of Health Solutions, Arizona State University, December 2020. 

Harper K, Acciai F, Josephson A , Bertmann F, Ohri-Vachaspati P, Belarmino EH, Robinson J, Niles M, Neff R. Experiences of households with new and persistent food insecurity during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. December 2020.

Robinson J, Bertman F, Harper K, Biehl E, Neff R. US Consumer Experiences with Food Access During Covid-19. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. December 2020.