|When: Wednesday, August 4th at 2:00 PM EST|
In Partnership With: Mom’s Meals
Speakers: Tim Conroy, National Vice President, Government and Healthcare Partnerships, Mom’s Meals and Tara Searles, MHA, CCM, Director of Strategic Partnerships
As COVID-19 began to take hold in 2020, the food insecurity rate jumped from 1 in 9 individuals to 1 in 8 . Food access became even more challenging due to social distancing and rapid changes to community resources, many of which struggled to keep pace amid rising demand and lower staffing.
During this tumultuous period, case management became a lifeline for millions of people experiencing severe food insecurity for the first time. However, many case managers suddenly found themselves working from home and without the reliability of their face-to-face assessments. The question then became: how do you identify food insecurity and other social determinants of health (SDOH) through 2021 and beyond?
We surveyed hundreds of case managers across the U.S. to learn more about today’s case management landscape and the latest approaches to food insecurity screenings and SDOH assessments. How often are case managers meeting in person? How big are their caseloads? How has your clients’ access to food changed over time?
We’ll review and discuss the results of our July 2021 survey as well as emerging opportunities for promoting food and health equity through strategic food insecurity initiatives on a case-management level.