Implementing food insecurity screening in high-risk pediatric clinic

Problem Statement

We were not screening for food insecurity in our pediatric resident clinic until July 2018, when it came to our attention that is an important social determinant of health so we implemented the hunger vitals signs screener for all patients at their well-child visits, along with various appropriate responses (from referral to SNAP to distribution of emergency food bag)

General Category

Healthcare Disparities / Population Health

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