Connecting the Dots Between Hunger and Health

At GBFB, Dr. Brodowski is working with our new Food Security Task Force to bridge the connection between hunger and health, while also forging partnerships with community health centers to address food insecurity through a 3-pronged approach. First, she is leveraging GBFB’s powerful logistical and distribution capacities to provide community health centers and their low-income patient populations with onsite Mobile Market fresh produce distributions.

Secondly, she is encouraging community health centers to implement Hunger Vital Sign™ screening, originally developed byChildren’s HealthWatch, a simple 2-question method to identify patients struggling with food insecurity. Finally, she wants to empower providers with practical steps they can take when a patient screens as food insecure. She is developing a ‘tool kit’ to connect food insecure patients with the food sources and community resources that are vital to their health.

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