Hidden Health Risks: Food and Housing
Why It Matters
Stable housing and adequate nutrition are fundamental to a healthy life. As a primary care provider, you have the opportunity to screen young patients for housing instability and food insecurity and to intervene as appropriate, including connecting families to community resources.
Food Insecurity: What Texas Health Steps Providers Need to Know
American Academy of Pediatrics. (2017). AAP policy statement: Providing Care for Children and Adolescents Facing Homelessness and Housing Insecurity. Pediatrics, 131(6), 1206-1210.
American Academy of Pediatrics. (2015). Promoting Food Security for All Children. Pediatrics, 136(5), e1431-e1438.
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