School of Medicine
Addressing food insecurity in San Diego by providing food to low-income patients with diabetes,
educating health care providers, and increasing enrollment in CalFresh
- Author(s): Malinak, David
- et al.
In summary, consistent access to high quality food likely represents an important facet in preventing and controlling chronic disease among vulnerable populations, and this may be especially relevant for patients with diabetes. Furthermore, CalFresh has untapped potential as an effective program, and screening tools are under-utilized by healthcare providers.