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Funded Project Details - FY2023

Project Number:

Title: Implementing a Clinical-Community Partnered Intervention to Address Food Insecurity Among High-Risk Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Alicia Cohen

Location: Providence, RI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2025
FY 2023 Funding Amount: $229,044
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Nearly 25% of Veterans are estimated to be food insecure (FI), experiencing limited or uncertain access to nutritionally adequate and safe foods. FI has been associated with a wide range of adverse health outcomes as well as increased healthcare costs and utilization. Concerningly, FI is frequently under- recognized in clinical settings including VHA. Prior research has shown that clinicians and other care team members often feel ill equipped to address FI even once identified. As su...

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