Bringing Food Home During COVID-19 Medically Tailored Meal Nonprofits Respond to a New Epidemic

Across the country, COVID-19 is prompting government officials to encourage millions of individuals, especially seniors and people with compromised immunity or underlying health conditions, to shelter in place. In the wake of closed businesses, job losses, and school closures, emergency food programs are seeing unprecedented levels of demand. For nonprofit medically tailored meal providers, the situation […]

Addressing Health Equity in Cancer Prevention: Spotlight on Radon in Kentucky

The ability to reduce one’s risk for radon exposure and its serious negative effects on health is a health equity issue. Without strong and comprehensive disclosure, testing, and mitigation policies, at-risk individuals with less agency to address exposure—people with fewer financial resources to dedicate towards mitigation, people in areas with less access to testing and […]

CMS Guidance on Addressing Health-Related Social Needs in Medicaid and CHIP: Policy and Potential Implications


On November 16, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released new guidance detailing the coverage pathways for services and supports to address health-related social needs (HRSN) services, such as housing and nutrition interventions, in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  This guidance responds to growing nationwide momentum to address negative health outcomes, […]

What’s the Hoopla about HIPAA?


This webinar will explain the basics of HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), including when it applies and when it doesn't, and how it protects patient confidentiality. Advocates will walk away with a greater understanding of HIPAA within the context of HIV and public health, as well as how it relates […]

Linking Patients to WIC and Other Food Safety Net Programs: Perspectives from Health Care


Momentum to integrate food and nutrition insecurity interventions into health care is poised to continue in 2024, with more providers screening for health-related social needs and connecting patients to produce vouchers, medically-tailored meals, and other Food is Medicine interventions. Health care systems are also increasingly experimenting with new ways to engage patients about government benefit […]

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