Working Toward Food Security Through Community Engagement

We knew before the coronavirus pandemic arrived that not everyone had the same opportunity to live a long and healthy life. COVID-19 has further demonstrated these realities by directly affecting the lives and livelihoods of so many people in communities across the country. More people are being forced to make choices between food and transportation, utilities, and medical care—leaving even more at risk of ongoing food insecurity.

Research shows that not having consistent access to food is related to negative effects on child development, disease management, and overall health.

In this webinar, we will be joined by:
• Gita Rampersad, JD, MHA, Vice President of Health and Nutrition at Feeding America;
• Berenice Medina, MPH, CHES, Health Initiative Coordinator for The Idaho Foodbank

They will discuss how using the food pantry system is not only a way to address food insecurity, but also a way to engage community members in important dialogue and efforts to address other equity issues that influence the social determinants of health within their community.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will host a one-hour interactive virtual discussion at 4pm ET, immediately following the webinar. We encourage you to participate in an engaging dialogue with peers across the country to share your experiences with language justice. Mark your calendars and plan to stay as long as you're able!

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A Dialogue about Poverty in America

September 28, 2021
Reducing poverty is necessary for a healthy society. In this webinar, we will explore a new County Health Rankings data tool that highlights differences in poverty rates by race in the healthiest counties and have a frank conversation the roots of poverty and strategies to advance equity in all counties.