IMPAQ Senior Research Associate Jennifer Pooler will present at the American Society of Aging’s (ASA) Aging in America Annual Conference, taking place March 20-24 in Chicago, IL. Ms. Pooler will co-present the workshop “Food Insecurity among Older Adults: Screening Best Practices and Community Intervention Strategies” with peers from the AARP Foundation and the Food Research and Action Center. The presentation will take place on March 21 from 1:30-2:30 PM in the Hyatt Regency Chicago - Columbus CD (East Tower, Gold Level).
This presentation will highlight the need to address food insecurity among older adults through health care provider screenings and community-based interventions. A new toolkit featuring best practices and resources for implementing systematic food security screening and referrals in primary care settings will be highlighted, along with a new, free online training for health professionals. Health care providers can complete the online training for continuing education credits or access it for information and strategies focused on addressing food insecurity in the health care setting.
Ms. Pooler has more than 10 years of experience conducting social science research and program evaluation for a wide range of federal and private clients. She has applied her expertise in quantitative and qualitative evaluation, data collection, and analysis in a variety of topic areas, including maternal and child health, nutrition education, food security, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
About the Aging in America Conference
More than 3,000 attendees from across the nation and abroad attend the annual ASA Aging in America Conference conference to learn, network, and participate in the largest multidisciplinary conference covering issues of aging and quality of life for older adults.