Tackling Food Insecurity Together

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As social workers we are uniquely qualified and equipped to identify and address barriers to limitations to basic services. By screening for food insecurity and hunger, building community partnerships, working to overcome stigmas and providing programs and resources to serve those suffering from hunger, hospitals can create a healthier environment. This presentation will address creative ways to address food insecurities among the pediatric cancer population.

Learning Objectives

  1. Increase awareness of food insecurities in the pediatric cancer population.
  2. Increase understanding of how creative programming can alleviate the barriers to food access and reduce human need.
  3. Provide a collaborative effort toward addressing this basic human need in the population we serve.
  4. Create a passion for combating hunger needs in a systemic, unified fashion.

Author/Presenter

Michelle Fritsch, LMSW-ACP  Michelle is the project coordinator at Texas Children’s Cancer & Hematology Centers for the psychosocial division. Currently she assists families and staff to identify educational resources and information about supportive resources in pediatric hematology/oncology. She is actively involved in several quality improvement initiatives and leads the Family Advisory Support Team for the Centers. Her accomplishments include publications, presentations, adjunct faculty professor, direct practice and group leadership. Michelle is the current President Elect for the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers.

CE Credit Earned: 1.0 Hours.*

Course Completion Date: This course must be completed not later than 11:59 PM EST on March 31, 2021.*