What is Screen and Intervene Idaho?
Addressing Food Security: A Toolkit For Pediatricians
The Idaho Hunger Relief Task Force has partnered with The Family Medicine Residency of Idaho to implement a simple, nationally validated, two question food insecurity screening which helps doctors know which patients may need additional resources for themselves or their family. This pilot has reached over 208 households throughout the Ada County, Nampa and Caldwell area!
Why Screen Patients for Food Insecurity and Intervene?
Over 86,507 Families are Food Insecure in Idaho
17.8% of Idaho children and their families are food insecure, which increases health risks and also developmental and emotional problems in children at school.
Food insecurity significantly increases the risk for adult chronic disease, including obesity.
Many people are not aware of resources available for them.
Food insecurity happens to all types of people and may be well hidden.
Screening for food insecurity can help identify possible health issues that might be undiagnosed or interpreted incorrectly.
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If a patient screens positive to either question, after their consent, patients will be referred to a Care Navigator who would then follow up with the patient. Their role is to go over additional food resources the patient might either be unaware of or needs more information on.
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