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Scope of Interventions to Address Food Insecurity

  • Janine S. Bruce
  • Deepak Palakshappa
  • Hans B. KerstenEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Abstract

This chapter examines the different types of responses that can occur when a patient or family is identified as having food insecurity (FI). The chapter begins with how an individual healthcare provider responds to a positive FI screen within a clinical setting. Next, there is a discussion of how the larger community or practice can address FI in a broader way largely outside the clinic walls. Finally, the chapter discusses how healthcare providers can affect change by developing and advocating for policy changes in their region or nationally.

Keywords

Food insecurity Social determinants of health Social needs interventions 

Abbreviations

AAP

American Academy of Pediatrics

ACGME

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

AMA

American Medical Association

CHW

Community health worker

EHR

Electronic health record

FI

Food Insecurity

FPL

Federal poverty level

SDH

Social Determinants of Health

SFSP

Summer Food Service Program

SNAP

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

TANF

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

WCC

Well-child check

WIC

Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Janine S. Bruce
    • 1
  • Deepak Palakshappa
    • 2
  • Hans B. Kersten
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Stanford University School of MedicineStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Wake Forest School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA
  3. 3.St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Drexel University College of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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