NOPREN’s Hunger-Safety Net-Clinical Linkages Subgroup is comprised of an interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, and food systems leaders committed to raising awareness of food insecurity within health care settings and improving nutrition policies and priorities in the hunger safety net through shared research and evaluation.
The Clinical Linkages Subgroup aims to examine the current state of clinical linkage systems in place to help health care providers identify food insecurity in their patients and provide appropriate referrals to community and clinic-based resources.
Key focal areas of the Clinical Linkages Subgroup include:
Clinical Linkages Working Group Publishes a Viewpoint in JAMA Pediatrics! Barnidge E, Stenmark S, Seligman H. Clinic-to-Community Models to Address Food Insecurity. JAMA Pediatr. Published online April 03, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0067
Learn about a few of the existing community-to-clinic treatment models here.
Key Papers and Articles:
Gottlieb LM, Hessler D, Long D, et al. Effects of social needs screening and in-person service navigation on child health: A randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Nov 7;170(11):e162521.
Gupta V, Baer T, Hamdan A, Brodowski K. How Community Partnerships Can Help End Food Insecurity (Parts 1 and 2). Health Affairs Blog. 2016
Stenmark S, Soloman L, Allen-Davis J, Brozena C. Linking the Clinical Experience to Community Resources To Address Hunger in Colorado. Health Affairs Blog. 2015.
Saint Louis University
College for Public Health and Social Justice
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Center for Community Health,
Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester
Golisano Children’s Hospital at the URMC