Faculty workshop: Teaching food insecurity as a social determinant of health

October 2, 2020  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

In 2018, 1 in 8 Americans struggled with food insecurity, including nearly 11 million children. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 54 million Americans, or close to 1 in 6 may face food insecurity in 2020. Food insecurity can negatively affect health regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or other demographic characteristics.

However, food insecurity as a social determinant of health is often neglected in graduate medical education curricula. Based on successes from a three-year food bank and health care partnership program, U-M Internal Medicine and Food Gatherers, the regional food bank, will lead a faculty seminar on how to:

  • Train the next generation of health professionals on food insecurity as a key social determinant of health.
  • Recognize the role that physicians and health care providers play in helping patients connect to food resources.
  • Increase comfort level with routine screening, consultation and referrals for food insecurity, and connecting patients with local food pantry programs.

 Date: Monday, Nov. 2

Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Location: Held Online – Link will be sent in registration confirmation email

Register online

This workshop is hosted by the Office of Faculty Development and is intended for faculty. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this workshop or have questions about accessibility, please contact us at UMMS-Faculty-Development@med.umich.edu.

Website: https://faculty.medicine.umich.edu/workshops/hunger-health-training-program-teaching-food-insecurity-social-determinant-health