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The Intersection of Health & Hunger

Health & Hunger Pilots/Projects


Pilot for West Orange Healthcare District: 3/17 through 3/20
3 year pilot to evaluate the effect of access to healthy, diabetic-appropriate food, along with periodic nutrition education, in improving clinical and behavioral outcomes for low-income patients referred from FQHC’s.

Pilot for Orlando Health: 8/17 through 7/18 (now extended through late 2019)
1 year pilot to evaluate the effect of access to healthy nonperishable foods and fresh produce for very low income patients discharged from hospital and being case managed by a hospital outreach team.

Healthy Food Boxes funded by both Aetna and Adventist Health Services Population Health Services for distribution through SHFB Healthy Pantry Network

Pilot for Florida Hospital Community Care: 9/18 through 1/20
1 year pilot to evaluate the effect of access to healthy, diabetic-appropriate food, along with periodic nutrition education, in improving clinical and behavioral outcomes for food insecure patients with multiple diagnoses, including at least one chronic, diet-related disease referred from Florida Hospital Apopka. To begin early September 2018.

Pilot for Florida Hospital Community Health Impact Council: 1/19-12/21
Beginning January 2019, a 3 year pilot to develop approx. 15 Food Bank partner agencies to expand the Central Florida Healthy Pantry Network, identify and develop referral protocols within hospital system, and provide diabetes/hypertensive appropriate foods and nutrition education to referred low income, food insecure patients at three FH Central Florida campuses. 

Pilot for Orlando Magic Youth Foundation: 2/18-1/21
Will evaluate the effect of increased access to healthy, diabetic-appropriate food, along with periodic nutrition education and dietetic counseling for children and their caregivers referred from Grace Medical Home pediatricians.

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Sintes, MPH
Community Health and Nutrition Program Manager
Phone: 407-514-1023 Email: asintes@feedhopenow.org

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