Utilizing PHATE: A population health-mapping tool to identify areas of food insecurity

Ann Fam Med

Family physicians have long recognized the importance of the social determinants of health, like adequate access to food, on a patient’s health status. Many physicians, however, lack useful tools to effectively address them. Can change to “Many physicians, however, lack the tools needed to effectively address them. At our health center we used a new population health-mapping tool to identify the geographic distribution of patients who screened positive for food insecurity.

Lichkus J, Liaw WR, Phillips RL. Utilizing PHATE: A population health-mapping tool to identify areas of food insecurity. Ann Fam Med. 2019;17(4):372. PMID: 31285216. DOI: 10.1370/afm.2387.

Publication Year: 
2019
Resource Type: 
Peer Reviewed Research
Social Determinant of Health: 
Food/Hunger
Screening Research: 
No
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