HAN member University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) announced a $1.2 million commitment to address food insecurity issues across Maryland, working with the Maryland Food Bank, the Capital Area Food Bank, Moveable Feast, and Meals on Wheels to provide directed grants and other resources. In addition, the more than 29,000 UMMS team members will have opportunities to volunteer with the food programs.
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“We are working with these organizations because they are focused on feeding the hungry now and also on developing broader long-term solutions to food insecurity challenges,” [Mohan Suntha, MD, MBA, President and CEO of UMMS] said. “Partnering with them will help ensure that our resources are used for the most measurable and innovative solutions possible.”
|See also: HAN member RWJBarnabas Health hosted a 21-Day Food Equity Challenge during Hunger Awareness Month and invited community partners and stakeholders to participate to gain insight into food equity and how poverty and systemic racism impact health disparities.|
|See also: A recent research report published by Health Affairs found that6.6% of healthcare workers reported experiencing food insecurity in the past month. Those with the highest rates are healthcare support workers in nursing and residential care facilities who had 9.8 times greater odds of food insecurity compared with healthcare practitioners.|