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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I21HX003227-01A1
Title: Seeking Food Assistance: Food Insecure Veterans' Experiences Navigating through Systems
Principal Investigator:

Nipa Kamdar

Location: Houston, TX
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $61,477
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$200,000
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

Background: Food insecurity is defined as limited or uncertain access to adequate food due to a lack of money and is a social determinant of health.6 An estimated 1 in 4 Veterans using VHA services are food insecure.1–3 Working-age Veterans (i.e., those aged 18-59 years) have increased risk for food insecurity compared to elder veterans and non-veterans.1,17 The VHA screens Veterans in primary care for food insecurity. Significance/Impact: However, screening does not equate receiving assistance....



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