Across Massachusetts, communities, non-profits and corporations are engaging differently to solve complex social problems, like the opioid epidemic, lack of affordable housing, barriers to health care, the mental health crisis and underemployment. Food security plays an integral role in promoting health and must be part of the conversation. Accelerating awareness about food security is a critical factor in generating solutions to hunger.
To capture the momentum generated by “Mobilizing Health Care for a Hunger Free Massachusetts,” a statewide convening held on July 9, 2019, we are asking you to continue this conversation and strategy in your own communities.
The Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC) is announcing a statewide call to action to understand the ways in which improving food security and eradicating hunger among the general population fit with concurrent prevention efforts that address the social determinants of health in your communities.
Our goal is to encourage ongoing dialogue that generates sustainable and localized action throughout the Commonwealth to connect health outcomes and food security. We support local and regional approaches to the prevention of poor health consequences related to hunger and the promotion of positive health outcomes driven by reliable access to healthy food. Your efforts will provide data that will inform policy and decision makers to support mobilization efforts toward a Hunger Free and Healthy Massachusetts.
The Grant Application closed on Friday, August 16. Recipients will be announced in September.