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June 23 webinar aims to connect patients to food assistance

Hunger & Health: Connecting Patients to Food Assistance is the focus of June 23 webinar sponsored by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC). The webinar, which is free, will discuss the benefits of screening for food insecurity in health settings, as well as lessons learned on how to best connect patients to food assistance resources.

Participants will learn why partnerships between health care providers and anti-hunger organizations are important, how patients can be systematically connected to food assistance and what has worked well in different communities around the nation.

Click here to register for the webinar, which is from noon to 1 p.m.

The issue of food insecurity was the focus of two separate research studies published last summer in WMJ. In one article, authors reported that an estimated 740,000 or more Wisconsin residents, who took part in that study’s survey, worry about having enough to eat. The other study looked at the predictors and prevalence of food insecurity in a food desert.

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