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Strategies for Supporting Health Center Patients Experiencing Food Insecurity Strategies for Supporting Health Center Patients Experiencing Food Insecurity

Strategies for Supporting Health Center Patients Experiencing Food Insecurity

Published in May 2021, Updated June 2021

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Food insecurity has doubled since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, and has tripled among families with children. Not having enough access to food is a key contributor to negative health outcomes for adults and children alike, and it is important now more than ever for health centers to identify and support patients who are experiencing food insecurity. This resource is designed to support health center efforts to identify and assist patients who are experiencing food insecurity. It outlines key considerations around integrating social determinants of health (SDoH)-related...
Using Social Determinants of Health Data & New Technology Tools to Connect with Appropriate Community Resources Using Social Determinants of Health Data & New Technology Tools to Connect with Appropriate Community Resources

Using Social Determinants of Health Data & New Technology Tools to Connect with Appropriate Community Resources

We asked the questions, now what? Updated in December 2018

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The collection of data related to patients' non-medical needs through use of Social Determinant of Health (SDoH) assessment tools, can accelerate systemic population health improvement, as well as engage patients in addressing their social non-medical needs (such as transportation, shelter, or intimate partner violence services) through coordinated access to appropriate services. This...
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