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Strategies for Supporting Health Center Patients Experiencing Food Insecurity

Strategies for Supporting Health Center Patients Experiencing Food Insecurity

Developed by The HITEQ Center, Published in May 2021

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 screening and intervention into the electronic health record (EHR) workflow, highlights standardized screening tools and data elements to monitor the prevalence of food insecurity among patients, and describes several strategies to meet food-related needs. 

 

The downloadable guide, available in the Documents to Download section below, is broken into the following sections: 

  • Integrate your screening strategy into your EHR workflow-- several case studies are included
  • Select a standardized tool to identify food insecurity-- several tools with their related EHR integration and workflow considerations are outlined
  • Monitoring food insecurity among patients-- tips about coding and dashboarding are provided
  • Connecting patients to available resources

 

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Intended AudienceHealth Center Clinicians, Health Center Staff

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