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Resources for Local Providers

Physicians, clinicians, healthcare professionals, social workers, and others can play a critical role in identifying food and nutrition insecurity and pointing people to resources. An evidenced-based two-question screening tool is utilized in Local Health Improvement Coalitions across Maryland to help localize food insecurity data.

Beyond clinical roles, this food insecurity questionnaire is essentially for anyone in a trusted, professional position who is invested in the social health needs of individuals.

Join us in collecting this vital data and pointing people to local, state, and federal resources that may help them:

Garrett County Food Insecurity Screening Tool:

Screening Tool Citation

Hager, E. R., Quigg, A. M., Black, M. M., Coleman, S. M., Heeren, T., Rose-Jacobs, R., Cook, J. T., Ettinger de Cuba, S. E., Casey, P. H., Chilton, M., Cutts, D. B., Meyers A. F., Frank, D. A. (2010). Development and Validity of a 2-Item Screen to Identify Families at Risk for Food Insecurity. Pediatrics, 126(1), 26-32. doi:10.1542/peds.2009-3146.

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