Experts and Regional Service Providers to Discuss Best Practices, Policy Change
DENVER (April 27, 2017) – With 1 in 7 Americans living in food-insecure households, the effects of hunger are hitting our nation’s health care system hard. There are clear associations between food insecurity and poor health status among children, adults, and seniors. In fact, U.S. health care costs resulting from hunger are $130.5 billion per year, according to the Center for American Progress.
Two local organizations, Colorado Prevention Alliance and Project Angel Heart, are partnering with the The Root Cause Coalition and Alliance to End Hunger to host Diagnosis: Hunger, a regional summit in Denver on Thursday, May 18. The summit aims to educate attendees on the relationship between hunger and health, highlight efforts to increase access to affordable, healthy foods in Colorado, and advocate for more highly prioritizing food and nutrition in the health care industry. Continue reading