Improving consumption of nutritious, healthy food is a crucial part of providing high quality, cost-effective health care. In this conference, national and local experts will address the link between hunger and health, share the latest research on the high cost of hunger, the impact on seniors and children, and present examples of innovative work taking place in the US and in Maine.
At this forum, a panel of experts will provide an important discussion on food insecurity in Maine and how it affects:
- The health and wellness of all, especially children and seniors
- Healthcare and healthcare costs
- Food policies and assistance programs
The Food Is Medicine Forum is sponsored by EMHS and is an outgrowth of the system’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health award – a three-year cooperative agreement with U.S. CDC to address determinants of health and prevent chronic disease. EMHS is working with partners in Maine’s seven northern counties to improve access to healthy food, develop successful connections between healthcare providers and community organizations, and build a stronger prevention network.
Registration is free and required. You can register for this event here. This event will be held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.