Program description

Screening For Hunger—Bridging the Gap Between ​Food Insecurity and Healthcare

Kofi Essel, MD, Children’s National Health System
Richard Sheward, Senior Policy Analyst – State Policy, Children’s HealthWatch

More and more healthcare providers and systems are looking at ways to identify and address food insecurity as it becomes more widely recognized as a social determinant of health.  This important discussion will focus on advances in screening patients for food insecurity, including the landmark “Hunger Vital Sign.” “Addressing Food Insecurity: A Toolkit for Pediatricians”, the FRAC/American Academy of Pediatrics toolkit, will be introduced, as well as additional tools and resources to help promote federal nutrition programs as health interventions. The workshop will conclude with information about community agencies that can assist those struggling with hunger.

Kofi Essel Power Point presentation
FRAC AAP Tool Kit – 10 Actions for Advocates
Kofi Essel
FRAC AAP Tool Kit – Infographic Pediatric Role
Kofi Essel
FRAC AAP Tool Kit – Who’s Hungry?
Kofi Essel
Richard Sheward Power Point presentation
Children’s HealthWatch – Cultivating Healthy Communities
Richard Sheward
Nutrition Assistance Programs Chart
Hunger Solutions New York
NOEP Map and Agency Contact Information
Hunger Solutions New York