Scope of Interventions to Address Food Insecurity
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.
KeywordsFood insecurity Social determinants of health Social needs interventions
American Academy of Pediatrics
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
American Medical Association
Community health worker
Electronic health record
Federal poverty level
Social Determinants of Health
Summer Food Service Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
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