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The “Fast Food Restaurant Policy in a Food Desert: A Health Impact Assessment” reports on results of a health impact assessment (HIA) study conducted to project the impact of a proposal that would have made changes to South LA’s existing fast food density policies on health-related indicators in the community.  While the proposal did not go through, the reports highlights the complexity of combating poor health outcomes and the need to have a comprehensive approach that is multi-faceted and long-term.