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SpringerBriefs in Child Health

Identifying and Addressing Childhood Food Insecurity in Healthcare and Community Settings

Editors: Kersten, Hans B., Beck, Andrew Finkel, Klein, Melissa (Eds.)

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  • Enables readers to gain a better understanding of food insecurity and the broad impacts it has on the health and well-being of children and families 
  • Gives providers important information to help them to determine how to screen for food insecurity in the office setting
  • Is a comprehensive resource that presents a thorough approach to addressing food insecurity in the office setting
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About this book

This salient resource offers clinicians a comprehensive multi-tiered framework for identifying, addressing, and reducing food insecurity among children and their families. Reinforcing the importance of food insecurity as a key social determinant of health, this monograph reviews the epidemiology and presents in-depth guidelines for screening for food insecurity and hunger. Recommendations for screening in a busy clinical setting as well as the strengths and limitations of widely-used instruments are discussed. The monograph also outlines a variety of clinic-level interventions, potential community-based resources, and opportunities for clinical-community partnerships to improve families’ food access and security. Further, contributors provide workable plans for large-scale advocacy through greater engagement with professional and community resources as well as policymakers.  The monograph concludes with an outline of the critical steps to implement a food insecurity screening process and the key components to train the next generation of provider-advocates.

 

Included in the coverage:

 

  •          Epidemiology and pathophysiology of food insecurity
  •         Screening tools and training
  •          Scope of interventions to address food insecurity
  •         Creation and evaluation of the impact of food insecurity-focused clinical-community partnerships on patients and populations
  •          Development of an action plan to fight food insecurity

Identifying and Addressing Childhood Food Insecurity in Healthcare and Community Settings will find an engaged audience among physicians and other clinicians who want to address food insecurity in their healthcare and/or community setting. Institutions that are starting to address social determinants of health, including food insecurity, will find guidance on screening tools, processes and evaluation of impact.                                                                                                            

 

About the authors

Hans B. Kersten, MD, is professor of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine and medical director of the Grow Clinic at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Andrew Beck, MD, MPH, is assistant professor of Clinical Pediatrics-Affiliated in the Department of Pediatrics and attending pediatrician in the Divisions of General & Community Pediatrics and Hospital Medicine at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, USA. 
Melissa Klein, MD, MEd, is associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics and co-director of the Masters of Education (MEd) program at University of Cincinnati in Ohio, USA. Dr. Klein also is director of Education Section and director of General Pediatric Master Educator Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Food Insecurity

    Pages 1-21

    Essel, Kofi (et al.)

  • Impacting Food Insecurity Through the Use of Screening Tools and Training

    Pages 23-41

    Essel, Kofi (et al.)

  • Scope of Interventions to Address Food Insecurity

    Pages 43-67

    Bruce, Janine S. (et al.)

  • Building and Evaluating the Impact of Food Insecurity-Focused Clinical-Community Partnerships on Patients and Populations

    Pages 69-87

    Henize, Adrienne W. (et al.)

  • Developing an Action Plan to Fight Food Insecurity

    Pages 89-103

    Floyd, Baraka D. (et al.)

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76048-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76047-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Identifying and Addressing Childhood Food Insecurity in Healthcare and Community Settings
Editors
  • Hans B. Kersten
  • Andrew Finkel Beck
  • Melissa Klein
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Child Health
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76048-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76048-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-76047-6
Series ISSN
2625-2872
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 108
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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