Building and Evaluating the Impact of Food Insecurity-Focused Clinical-Community Partnerships on Patients and Populations
An equity-minded approach that brings social, economic, and environmental hardships like food insecurity into the purview of clinical care is likely necessary to achieve the best possible outcomes for children. In order to address food insecurity and other such social determinants of health, providers must build, evaluate, and sustain clinical-community partnerships in their region. These partnerships can ease the burden on providers and increase the effect of providers’ efforts on the health and well-being of their patients. Quality improvement methods can be used by individuals, communities, and healthcare systems to increase the impact of their efforts to screen and address potentially health-harming risks like food insecurity.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Child HeLP
Cincinnati Child Health-Law Partnership
Keeping Infants Nourished and Developing
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati
Social Determinants of Health
- SMART aim
Aim that is specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound for a defined population
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
United States Department of Agriculture
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
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