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Struggling to eat: Food insecurity and use of mental health services

This evidence summary outlines research which sought to investigate a connection between an Ontario adult’s level of food insecurity and use of publically-funded healthcare services for Ontario. Data from the Canadian Community Health Survey (2005 to 2012) and publicly funded mental health service providers were used for analyses.

Resource Information

Date

August 1, 2018

Author

Tarasuk V, Cheng J, Gundersen C, de Oliveria C, Kurdyak P

Type

Evidence Summary

Setting

Community-at-large, Food Bank, Primary Care

Age

Adults (18-64)

Topic

Food Security & Access to Food

Language

English

Jurisdiction

Provincial (Ontario), National

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