As they take on food insecurity, community-based health care organizations have found four strategies that work
Health Affairs Blog
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 35 million Americans faced food insecurity. Now, more than 50 million are food insecure, with children and families accounting for a substantial part of the increase. Food insecurity disproportionately impacts racial minorities and low-income populations, and it is especially problematic for those with chronic conditions. For people with diabetes, food insecurity is associated with poor self-management, up to twice the odds of poor diabetes control (high blood sugar levels, elevated HbA1c), as well as preventable hospital admissions for diabetic ketoacidosis or diabetes-related limb amputation.
Tanumihardjo JP, Gunter KE, Peek ME. As they take on food insecurity, community-based health care organizations have found four strategies that work. Health Affairs Blog; June 23, 2021. Available online.