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Food Insecurity
The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Promising Practice, Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), Special and Vulnerable Populations, Workforce

Resource Subtopic: Behavioral Health, COVID-19, Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Telehealth, Health Equity, Population Health, Community, Health, and Housing Partnerships, Policy and Advocacy, Patient-Centered Health Outcomes, Patient Engagement, Programs and Services.

Keywords: Access to Care, Adolescents and Youth, Care Coordination, Case Studies, Communication, Transparency, and Outreach, Community Engagement, Community Health Workers, Nutrition, Older Adults (Elders/Elderly), Outreach, Partnerships, Strategic Planning, Team-Based Care.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Archived Webinar.

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff Board of Directors C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIO, COOs, CMOs, etc.) Clinicians Enabling Staff Outreach Staff PCAs

Language: English

Developed by: Community Health Center, Inc. (See other resources developed by this organization). In collaboration with Weitzman Institute.

Resource Summary: The fourth webinar in the Weitzman Institute's Path Forward "The Digital Transformation in Social Determinants of Health" fall series focusing on addressing food insecurity as an important public health issue. The content expert for the webinar is Sarah Carroll; Director of the Center for Care Transformation at AVIA. The following organizations served as panelists for the webinar: Jacob Luria, Co-Founder and CEO, Algorex Health; Catherine Macpherson, Vice President Product Strategy & Development, Chief Nutrition Officer, Moms Meals; and Laura Robbins, Co-Founder and COO, Advocatia Solutions.

Resource Details: Track One of The Path Forward series focuses on the use of AI, big data and technology to provide concrete, actionable solutions that solve for the social needs that result from adverse social determinants of health. Food insecurity has long been a leading contributor to poor health, ranging from malnourishment to disease management. Even prior to COVID, 35 million people in the United States were food insecure. According to the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey, this number more than doubled during the summer with nearly 1 out of 4 households experiencing food insecurity. The repercussions are not just immediate, but long standing. Blacks and Hispanics have been disproportionately affected, as have children. Addressing the threat of food insecurity is paramount. Join us as we hear from a group of exciting innovators and disruptors who are creating powerful technology-based solutions to move from screening for social needs to solving for them.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit