IMPAQ developed a resource guide to aid health systems in implementing food security screening and referral processes for older adults in primary care practices. Health practitioners and community partners will use it to address this issue, which is an increasing problem with significant health implications, especially for those with chronic conditions.
We used in-depth interviews and case studies to explore real-world examples of successful food security screening and referral processes in primary care, as well as the barriers to implementation and development. We also identified resource needs and gaps that may be useful to practitioners and community partners.
The guide includes the latest literature, an environmental scan of existing resources, and real-world examples to provide practitioners with the tools they need to identify and address food insecurity among older adults.
Our team included senior researchers and analysts with decades of experience in food security and nutrition and mixed methods research.