Food insecurity interventions in health care settings: A review of the evidence

Food insecurity, the limited access to adequate food due to a lack of money or other resources, adversely impacts health across the life course. Spurred by this knowledge and recent health care payment reforms that incentivize keeping patients healthy, health systems around the country are exploring clinical interventions to decrease food insecurity. To help inform health sector food insecurity efforts, this issue brief updates and summarizes the results of a published systematic review of peer-reviewed studies of food insecurity-related interventions in the context of health care delivery settings.

De Marchis E, Fichtenberg C, Gottlieb LM. Food insecurity inverventions in health care settings: A review of the evidence. 2020. San Francisco, CA: Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network. Available online.

Publication Year: 
2020
Resource Type: 
Issue Briefs & Reports
Social Determinant of Health: 
Food/Hunger
Screening Research: 
No