• Webinar/Call
  • October 18, 2018

A Focus on Healthy Weight and Food Security

Negative social determinants exponentially increase a vulnerable population's chance of poor health outcomes; therefore, this webinar looks at a model to identify social needs and case studies to address the needs.

From Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia see the impact of social needs on health, particularly for children who overweight or obese, through a case study of launching the Food Pharmacy at CHOP to address food insecurity.

With a focus on social determinants of health, 2-1-1 San Diego developed the Health Navigation Program that provides participants with a comprehensive assessment of needs for social, behavioral, health and other services, establishes a risk rating score (RRS) based on needs and a care plan with ongoing support.

Learn how Rady Children’s is using the Health Navigation Program with a pilot program 211 for Healthy Kids. This program tests a unique phone-based health coaching program for high risk families with children who are overweight or obese. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how social determinants such as food insecurity can exacerbate poor health outcomes among overweight/obese children and how a food pharmacy can help.
  • Understand how 211 San Diego uses a Health Navigation Program to address risk factors and social determinants of health to help clients achieve a better quality of life and health outcomes.
  • Understand the value and impact of programs facilitating clinician and community integration as demonstrated by case studies.


Saba Khan, MD
Director CHOP Food Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Attending Pediatrician, Division of General Pediatrics The Healthy Weight Program and Policy Lab | The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 

Karis Grounds, MPH 
VP of Health and Community Impact | 2-1-1 San Diego

Phyllis Hartigan, MPH
Senior Program Manager, Center for Healthier Communities | Rady Children's Hospital San Diego


October 18, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST - Eastern Time (GMT-05:00)