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Health and Hunger Summit Session 1: Can a Collaborative Conduit Connect Systems?
May 26, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Connecting the health care system with food resource providers— pantries, summer feeding programs, etc.— takes strategy, collaboration, and people power. How can providers connect patients who identify as food insecure to resources if they don’t know where they are? How can they tell them when the mobile food pantry is in town or where their kids can get a nutritious meal when school is out? In this session, we’ll talk to health care and food resource providers, working in rural communities, to discuss the feasibility of collaborative conduits connecting systems at the local level.
Chad Akers, Director
The Hungry Lamb Food Initiative
Kristin Dial, Executive Director
Coalfield Health Center
Karyn O’Dell, Communications and Leadership Development Strategist
Southern West Virginia Health System
Michael Tierney, Executive Director
Step by Step WV