As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise at an alarming rate, health plans and community groups are scrambling to find new ways to ensure their most vulnerable members have reliable access to nutritious food. However, stay-in-place orders and social distancing make it difficult for many individuals, including those living in “food deserts” and “food swamps”, to get the daily nutrition they need to stay healthy.
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 emergency measures Federal and State governments, health plans, and community organizations are taking to address the skyrocketing rates of food insecurity in the United States.
As you read our whitepaper, you’ll discover:
- 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 millions of Americans, good nutrition cannot wait – food insecurity truly is a matter of life and death. Download our whitepaper to read how your peers are addressing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.