On February 28, 2013 USDA released the Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) Early Implementation Report, the first of four reports prepared by Abt Associates Inc. The report addresses the processes involved in implementing and operating HIP, focusing on the early implementation period, from pilot inception through March 2012. The Early Implementation Report is descriptive in nature, detailing how HIP works, HIP operations, and the key successes and challenges. The report can be accessed at the following link: www.origin.www.fns.usda.gov/snap/HIP/default.htm.

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