Partners in Health, the healthcare-food bank partnership launched in 2018 but the East Texas Food Bank, is growing! The program which started at St. Paul Children's Foundation has now expanded to the UT Health East Texas North Tyler Pediatric Clinic. Participating clinics screen patients for food insecurity using the Hunger Vital Sign. Food insecure families can then enroll in the program where they recieve 12 weeks of healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to federal nutrition programs. This powerful program can reduce hunger and improve health for families in our community. To lear more about Partners in Health, contact one of the SCFSC Healthcare workgroup chairs or join our next Healthcare workgroup meeting.
UT Health East Texas' North Tyler Pediatric Clinic recently joined the Partners in Health team helping their patients address food insecurity and improve their health.