House caucus examines food insecurity as a social determinant of health

The Congressional Caucus on Social Determinants of Health yesterday held a briefing on “Addressing Food Insecurity and Nutrition as SDOH”. Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., Tom Cole, R-Okla., GK Butterfield, DN.C., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., and other attendees expressed bipartisan support for solving hunger issues for Americans. Participating in a panel on community efforts, Karlen Sandall, of OSF OnCall at OSF HealthCare in Illinois, discussed how the digital health platform connects patients in need with community organizations that can help them. Attendees expect the conversation to continue in September at the White House Hunger, Nutrition and Health Conference, where stakeholders will discuss ideas for ending hunger, improving nutrition and health. physical activity and reduce diet-related disease and disparities for millions of Americans.

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