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Access to Healthy Foods: Social Determinants of Health


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Published on May 29, 2018

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  • An estimated 1 in 8 Americans was food insecure in 2016. Food insecure households spend 45 percent more on medical care than people in food-secure households.

  • Successful, sustainable interventions include community-based support with programs that focus on increasing access and promoting behavior changes related to food preparation.
  • From food delivery services to mobile food pantries, health insurance providers are investing in innovative models to increase access to nutritious foods and ultimately, improve health care outcomes for their members.