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Friday, January 30, 2015

Screening for hunger at the hospital


Families bringing children in for annual checkups at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Portland, Oregon, are now being asked if they are experiencing food insecurity, part of a new statewide initiative titled “Screen and Intervene.” Families experiencing food insecurity are then scheduled for a meeting with an outreach specialist which can help direct them to assistance. Individual clinics in the state participating in the initiative establish their own protocols for helping struggling families.

When the food runs out – Portland Tribune, January 15, 2015