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Food Insecurity Screening Page

Food Insecurity Screening Efforts in Los Angeles County Brief Release

Food insecurity screening and intervention

The Nutrition and Physical Activity Program partnered with RAND Corporation to conduct an evaluation of a local food insecurity screening project. The brief, Food Insecurity Screening Efforts in Los Angeles County, 2019pdf icon included key informant interviews with staff from five healthcare clinics that have implemented food insecurity screening, as well as an intercept survey with over 1,000 clinic patients. The brief provides detailed information about patients’ experience with food insecurity, perceptions of health care provider sensitivity to food insecurity, and lessons learned from agencies conducting food insecurity screening in low-income clinics.

Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians

Food insecurity: a toolkit for pediatricians

The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) created Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians to support AAP’s policy statement that pediatricians should screen patients for food insecurity and intervene accordingly. The toolkit provides resources and recommendations to help pediatricians and their practice teams to screen patients for food insecurity, connect families to food and nutrition resources in the community, and support polices that increase access to adequate healthy food for all children and their families.

Screening and Interventions for Food Insecurity in Health Care Settings: State Strategies to Increase an Underutilized Practice in California

Screening and interventions for food insecurity

The report Screening and Interventions for Food Insecurity in Health Care Settings: State Strategies to Increase an Underutilized Practice in California was developed by the California Food Policy Advocates to examine how food insecurity screening tools can be used to increase referrals to food assistance programs. In addition, how the State can support expansion of the food insecurity screener and enhance onsite CalFresh application assistance in health care settings

How to Communicate With Older Adults about Food Insecurity and Hunger

Screening and interventions for food insecurity

How to Communicate With Older Adults about Food Insecurity and Hunger examines the issue of hunger among the older adult population and addresses health and financial impacts due to food insecurity. Data on the demographics of older adults living with hunger in America is also provided. Readers can find helpful tips and information on how to have open conversations with older adults regarding food assistance from trusted organizations and programs.

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