Biogen Foundation: Addressing Health Equity Through Food Security


The Biogen Foundation has a history of prioritizing investments in health equity in underserved communities. In the 2024-25 fellowship year, they are sponsoring three fellowships centered on health equity to bring further focus to this issue in North Carolina communities. The selected teachers will address health equity, along with Kenan Fellows Program partners, the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiatives, and North Carolina Coastal Federation, in their corresponding regions. They will learn about local food access and how food security impacts health outcomes in their communities.  They will create a product centered around supporting their communities and students by incorporating these statewide perspectives from their experiences.