Food insecurity describes the inability to access enough food at all times to lead an active, healthy life. While food insecurity is associated with several negative health outcomes, screening for food insecurity in the clinical setting is not consistently performed. The goals of this pilot study were to: explore the prevalence of food insecurity among patients attending St. Elizabeth's Wellness Center in Lower North Philadelphia, explore the impact of food insecurity on health and disease management, and assess how to better address food insecurity in the primary care setting.
Recommended CitationSedlock, Carly; Plumb, MD, MPH, James D.; and Brawer, MPH, PhD, Rickie, "An Assessment of Food Insecurity in a Lower North Philadelphia Community Health Center" (2013). CWiC-PH. Poster 26.