Current and Upcoming Initiatives

Cultivating Charitable Food System and Health Care Partnerships Across Texas

Recognizing the impact of food insecurity on their patients’ health, innovative healthcare systems are partnering with food banks to facilitate their patients’ access to healthy foods. The charitable food system is also working to cultivate such partnerships.  The purpose of this project is to further support the implementation and expansion of health care and charitable food system partnerships in Texas by learning from existing partnerships, convening current and potential partners, and developing a framework to guide implementation and evaluation of these partnerships. This project builds on the recently-completed THIN project on healthcare and social care integration.

Timeframe:  January 2021 – March 2022

As part of this project, two half-day meetings were held with leaders and stakeholders from across Texas to help foster connections and shared understanding across the many sectors with an interest in this work.

Videos of the presentations and panels are viewable on YouTube.