Poverty can literally make people sick. As money and food run out at the end of the month, hospitalization for hypoglycemia increases for low-income people, as Dr. Hilary Seligman and her colleagues found in this study reported on in The Atlantic.
Please contact us for information about how Fresh Advantage helps hospitals use their community benefit programs to address food insecurity and its serious health consequences. These programs, which must be strengthened in response to provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, offer a proven means of decreasing food insecurity
FA Director Marydale DeBor, a nationally recognized community benefit expert, is collaborating with leading anti-hunger organizations and physicians across the nation, including Dr. Seligman, in the fight against malnutrition-related disease.