Building Pediatrician Capacity to Address Food Insecurity Webinar Series

Building Pediatrician Capacity to Address Food Insecurity Webinar Series

May 15 - Aug. 14, 2024

External Event

About This Series

Children’s Hospital Association is partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Share Our Strength and Food Research Action Council (FRAC) on a five-part webinar series that considers how pediatricians and other health care professionals can promote food security at the clinical, community, state, and national level.

Addressing Food Security and Other Social Needs: Tips for Using Human-Centered Design and Clinical Interventions to Help Families

May 15 | 11 a.m. ET
Join Leisha Andersen, MD, MPH, FAAP, Kimberly Montez, MD, MPH, FAAP and Shaina Rogers, DO, as they explore why human-centered design is important for creating clinical interventions that support family food security.

Building Community Connections: Partnerships to Increase Food Accessibility

June 23 | 3 p.m. ET
Sara Bode, MD, director of AAP’s Community Pediatric Training Initiative, will share insights on identifying, building, and sustaining community partnerships to address child advocacy issues. Dr. Bode will be joined by Rinet Fernandes, MD, who will discuss how she practiced skills to confront food insecurity in her New Jersey clinic.

Connecting Pediatrics With WIC Through Data Sharing: A Conversation With USDA

July 26 | 1 p.m. ET
Learn from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the success and barriers to data sharing with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

USDA’s Efforts Promoting Food Security: Words From Dr. Cotwright

Aug. 14 | 1 p.m. ET
Caree Cotwright, PhD, RDN, director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity at the USDA, will share how the USDA is working to connect families with nutritious foods.

On Demand

Setting the Stage: Food Security and Advocating for Food Justice With Families

Learn about the latest food security trends and the importance addressing this need in clinical settings from Kofi Essel, MD, MPH, FAAP, director of food-as-medicine at Elevance Health. Family representatives will also share their experiences with food security screenings, referral processes, and accessing food resources. View the webinar recording.


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