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The Biden administration encourages organizations to commit to working toward its goal of ending hunger and increasing healthy eating and physical activity by 2030.

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Learn how health care, public health, and community organizations formed a structured, community-centric alliance—the Accountable Community for Health—to target social determinants, reduce disparities, and improve health outcomes in Harris County, Texas, home to the nation’s largest population of uninsured people. This session will share lessons from two years of development, operation, and continued evaluation of

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Association member RWJBarnabas Health's food equity challenge encouraged staff and community members to examine the intersection of structural racism, food insecurity, and health outcomes.

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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University students and faculty developed a tool to screen patients for social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Explore how essential hospitals are leveraging community-integrated strategies to meet amplified food insecurity needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This second supplemental legislative package to address the new coronavirus would increase the federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) to states, require insurance coverage of COVID-19 diagnostic tests and visits, extend paid leave, and more.

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Learn how Harris Health System and community partners are collaborating to improve clinical and cost outcomes in diabetic patients through a Food Rx intervention.

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During a one-hour webinar, participants learned how health systems nationwide are exploring ways to help mitigate food insecurity.

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Registration for the eight-month food insecurity and housing insecurity cohorts, open to health care leaders and graduate students, closes Nov. 1.

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America’s Essential Hospitals expressed concern that changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could increase food insecurity and worsen health outcomes.

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As essential hospitals target social determinants of health in their communities, it is crucial that the Medicaid program continues to evolve to ensure this vital work can continue.

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America’s Essential Hospitals highlighted the unique role essential hospitals play in treating individuals with social risk factors.

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Discover how Henry Ford Health System forged community partnerships to pilot a program targeting food insecurity, and learn how the Essential Hospitals Value-Based Care Collaborative can help hospitals target social determinants of health.

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Discover how The MetroHealth System tackles food insecurity by training community members to teach healthy cultural cooking practices to their peers.

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Essential hospitals face the challenge of food insecurity daily; nationwide, they serve more than 10 million patients who lack access to healthy food. Association members UMass Memorial Health Care and Hurley Medical Center shared initiatives to address this issue at a Capitol Hill briefing.

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Flavor Harvest @ Home, a medical nutrition therapy program, provides meals to Lee Memorial Health System patients who are at risk for being malnourished.

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A Healthy Schools Campaign toolkit aims to help school districts combat health issues that distract students from education or cause chronic absenteeism.

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This brief summarizes the challenges that food-insecure patients face and the measures hospitals can take at the patient, system, and community levels to help improve food security.

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Take a closer look at one of the population health issues essential hospitals face - hunger and food insecurity.

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American Academy of Pediatrics recommends pediatricians ask patients or their caregivers about access to basic needs and refer them to nutrition and housing resources when necessary.

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Cook County Health & Hospital System has begun screening pediatric patients for food insecurity and offering them and their families assistance.

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Accountable Health Communities to test whether clinical and community-based services alignment can improve care quality and affordability. CMS offers webinars on grant application process; letters of intent are due Feb. 8.

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Top chefs put healthful spin on fast food as essential hospitals work to reduce food deserts in their communities

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Association researcher concludes web series by describing the web-like effect of social factors on health and treatment

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Food insecurity may be the most significant social determinant of health for essential hospital patients. Read how BMC is prioritizing this issue.

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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the world’s number one cause of death, and the burden is only growing. Today, on World Heart Day, we know that CVD is responsible for 17.3 million deaths per year and is projected to cause 23 million deaths per year by 2030. To raise awareness and promote discussion for solutions, the

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The social determinants of health are a critical topic for essential hospital providers - learn more from this avid researcher's perspective.

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