To improve maternal health in Philly, a Penn Medicine program has homed in on food insecurity

Pregnant woman looking at label of baby food in a grocery store aisle.

Providers at Penn Medicine are seeking to improve maternal health through a program that helps pregnant women experiencing food insecurity gain access to the food they need.

The program, dubbed Food for Health, pairs nursing school students with community health workers to assess patients for food insecurity and connect them to programs that provide healthy foods. Food for Health aims to improve maternal health outcomes among high-risk Black, Indigenous and People of Color patients who have diabetes.

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