Food Insecurity and Health: Overcoming Food Insecurity Through Healthcare-Based Interventions

Drawing from diverse expert input and patient experiences, Food Insecurity and Health: Overcoming Food Insecurity Through Healthcare-Based Interventions, includes lessons learned, innovative and promising practices, as well as solutions to common barriers to address food insecurity in communities across the nation.

This Guide provides healthcare organizations with a range of strategies to effectively intervene and assist individuals in their communities who may experience negative health outcomes from unstable access to food. Addressing routine screening for food insecurity, identifying appropriate clinical actions (medical and nonmedical), and measuring changes in rates of food insecurity in populations make up the focus of this work. The Guide’s detailed strategies and recommendations can be tailored for organizational context, resources, and need to facilitate and enhance food insecurity interventions and ultimately improve health outcomes.

Date of Publication: February 2020

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