Healthcare providers do more to fight hunger, but efforts could be hindered by funding cuts

April 2018 - Hospitals and health systems are working to provide care in every fact of a patient’s life – including their nutritional needs. From community gardens to vouchers, hospitals have programs to help needs patients gain access to affordable, healthful foods. In Chicago, for instance, Cook County Health and Hospitals System has partnered since 2015 with Greater Chicago Food Depository to address food insecurity among its patients. Staffers screen patients with a two-question survey, and those identified as food insecure receive a voucher to participate in monthly food distributions. Now, however, funding cuts are threatening these vital programs. Read more in Modern Healthcare.

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