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Cultivating Healthy Communities – Lessons from the Field on Addressing Food Insecurity

This US-based policy brief describes programs and policies health care facilities may implement to improve their patients’ access to food after a family is identified as at risk of food insecurity.

Options are grouped by level of effort involved (Level 1 is most easily achieved and Level 3 is more involved) so any healthcare facility, regardless of size or resources, should be able to find a way to help connect vulnerable patients with food resources. To ensure success, best practices for implementing new programs or adapting existing programs are also provided.

Resource Information

Date

February 26, 2016

Author

Children's Health Watch

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Children's Service/Child Care, Community-at-large, Food Bank, Home

Age

Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)

Topic

Food Security & Access to Food

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Local/Municipal/Regional

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