As communities across the country take steps to limit the spread of COVID-19, millions of Americans are facing new challenges related to food insecurity. All of us have been impacted by measures like social distancing, stay-in-place orders, and business closures – but for the 54 million Americans who are currently struggling with reliable access to food1, the need is greater than ever.
Throughout 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven federal and state governments, health plans, and community organizations to take unprecedented steps to address food insecurity in the United States. Our latest whitepaper, Keeping America Fed: How Health Plans and Policymakers Are Addressing Food Insecurity During COVID-19, provides an in-depth look at what’s changed since SARS-CoV-2 first appeared in the United States, including:
- New policies and funding from Capitol Hill, the centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and State Governments designed to improve access to nutrition and meal programs
- Examples of Health Care Organizations working independently and in collaboration with community partners to feed their most vulnerable members
- Changes to Medicaid and Medicare plans that help connect food insecure members with reliable, healthy food options
For a more in-depth look, download our free whitepaper.