Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals

July 6, 2017
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. ET | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT

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The American Hospital Association invites you to attend a webinar that is an extension of an upcoming guide “Determinants of Health Series: Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals”; featuring innovative practices Arkansas Children’s Hospital and ProMedica have implemented to identify and reduce the prevalence of food insecurity in the communities they serve. Because only 20 percent of health can be attributed to medical care, hospitals are recognizing the effects socio-economic factors have on health. Food insecurity is a determinant of health that is affecting more than 15.8 million households in America. It is linked to chronic conditions like obesity and diabetes and can delay child development. Many other physical, behavioral, clinical and socio-economic factors that determine the health and well-being of an individual are associated with food insecurity, making it a significant health care issue that needs to be embraced in any hospital’s population health strategy.

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