The Policy Café breakfast series brings together clinics, policymakers, community leaders, researchers and other stakeholders for quarterly discussions on the issues impacting Los Angeles County’s health care landscape. From sessions on state issues to debates at the federal level, and discussions on life after health care reform, the series drives dialogue on today’s hot topics. No podium. No PowerPoint. Just frank conversation.
Hunger for Change: Eliminating Food Insecurity in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Food Policy Council
There is a distinct link between access to healthy food and community health, as shown in research. In recent years, more and more communities are experimenting with innovative approaches to increase healthy food access in low-income and underserved communities. Access to affordable, healthy food options is crucial in ensuring the health and well-being of patients.
Clare Fox, Executive Director of the LA Food Policy Council will discuss policies related to food economy, urban agriculture, land use, food access and security, and environmental sustainability. Clinics provide a critical access point for food insecure patients. How can health care providers collaborate with other organizations to connect patients to food programs such as CalFresh? Are there opportunities to partner with local grocery stores and farmers markets to bridge the gap in needs for this critical issue? How can the County work with community-based organizations to create policies to eradicate food deserts?
Join us for a timely discussion with Clare Fox, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Food Policy Council on Friday, October 26 at the California Community Foundation (281 South Figueroa Street, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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