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(3C) Innovative Approaches to Food Insecurity (Room: Salon E)
(Event: 2018 PA NEN & PA SNAP-Ed Conference)

May 01, 2018 9:15am - May 01, 2018 10:30am
Session Type: Presentation


Moderator: Jorja Barton, Health Innovations Coordinator, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank

Co-Presenters: Judith Dillon, MSN, MA, RN, Director of Community Outreach, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center; Michelle Ann Passaretti, RN, BSN, CCM, Health Management Clinical Operations, Geisinger Health Plan

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, along with representatives from Geisinger Health Plan and Penn State Health, will present current projects that have been designed to work with low income, food insecure individuals. These projects focus on Food as Medicine and offer intensive engagement with low income consumers, many of whose health is compromised. The overall goal of this session is to introduce participants to collaborative partnership models that intersect the emergency food distribution network with healthcare services and nutrition education programming.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn about current projects designed to work with low income food insecure individuals
  2. Participants will be challenged to engage with healthcare providers along with food distribution partners to create projects
  3. Develop systems to address food insecurity screening and food program referral processes



For questions, contact: 717-233-1791 or pa_nen@phmc.org
PA NEN * 208 N. Third Street, Suite 210 * Harrisburg, PA 17101

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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