Toward Better Integration of Health and Human Services: Linkages between Food Insecurity, SNAP and Health Care

Event Description: 

Food assistance programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), play an important role in alleviating food insecurity. At the same time, these programs can also help improve health outcomes, thereby decreasing the cost of health care.

Please join IMPAQ International on April 9th from 2-3pm Eastern to learn how SNAP’s effect on health indicates a need to engage health partners around social determinants, promote a more integrated health & human services delivery system, and support SNAP as a national strategy to counter rising health care costs.

Our presenters will share recent research that highlights the linkages between food insecurity, SNAP participation, and health care utilization and costs.

 Presenters and Moderator:

  • Dr. Hilary Seligman is an Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco in the Departments of Medicine and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where she directs the Food Policy, Health, and Hunger Research Program at the Center for Vulnerable Populations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
  • Dr. Mithuna Srinivasan is a Research Associate at IMPAQ International, where she designs and implements policy-relevant research for social programs.
  • Ms. Ginger Zielinskie is President & CEO of Benefits Data Trust, where she leads a diverse and dedicated team committed to transforming how people in need access essential benefits and services.
  • Ms. Jennifer Pooler, Senior Research Associate at IMPAQ International, will moderate the session. Ms. Pooler conducts social science research and program evaluation in a variety of topic areas including SNAP, food security, nutrition education, and older adult health.
Monday, April 9, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm EDT
IMPAQ International
Event Type: 
Food security; SNAP; Federal program participation; Health care; Health outcomes
Contact Name: 
Jennifer Pooler
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