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Healthcare and Food Access

Food Insecurity Screening Page

Food Insecurity Screening Efforts in Los Angeles County Brief

Food insecurity screening efforts

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 Countypdf icon, 2019 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 patientsí 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.

Screen and Intervene: A Toolkit for Pediatricians to Address Food Insecurity

screen and intervene

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) released an updated toolkit, Screen & Intervene: A Toolkit for Pediatricians to Address Foodpdf icon Insecurity, designed to help pediatricians identify and address childhood food insecurity. The toolkit provides information on how pediatricians can screen patients for food insecurity and connect patients and their families to federal nutrition programs and community resources.

New Guide for Health Care and Food System Partners

Guide for health care and food systeme partners

ChangeLab Solutions released a new resource, Legal & Policy Strategies for Health Care & Food System Partners. This guide aims to assist staff in community organizations, local governments, and health systems in forming effective partnerships to promote equitable, healthy food access. Offering real-world case studies, including from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and specific strategies, this resource shows how partners can build a more resilient and just food system for the long term.

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 Californiapdf icon 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

New Guidance on Sharing Health Information to Address Food and Nutrition Security

Sharing Health Information to Address Food and Nutrition Security

The State Health Information Guidance (SHIG) Volume 2 - Guidance on Sharing Health Information to Address Food and Nutrition Insecurity in California aims to assist food provisioners, healthcare providers and social services staff to share patient/client information to support coordinated and integrated care and services. The SHIG Volume 2 clarifies existing federal and state laws that affect the disclosure and sharing of patient health and social services information.

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