The Link - August 2018

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Week of July 30, 2018

News & Resources

Nutrition Services
  • Nearly 60% of eligible seniors are not enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This "senior SNAP gap" is fueled by misunderstandings about the program. The fact sheet offers vital information for older adults who worry SNAP isn't for them: Download the fact sheet

  • An online course includes 1) how to define food insecurity; 2) risk factors for food insecurity among older adults; 3) negative health outcomes that food-insecure patients face; 4) Hunger Vital Sign screening tool; 5) SNAP and additional nutrition resources.  From FRAC, developed with AARP Foundation: Screen and Intervene: Addressing Food Insecurity Among Older Adults

  • Learn language from standardized electronic health record vocabularies for food insecurity screening, assessment, intervention and billing in health care settings:An Overview of Food Insecurity Coding in Health Care Settings: Existing and Emerging Opportunities.”  

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Upcoming Events

Save the Date:  Older Iowans Legislature 

September 24 and 25, 2018
Iowa House of Representatives chamber, Iowa State Capitol
Priority issues will be determined for advocacy during the next legislative session.  Governor Reynolds and Democratic challenger Fred Hubbell are invited to speak. The Lahoma Counts Memorial Award will be presented to Representative Dave Heaton.

Webinar from the National Center on Law and Elder Rights:

Webinars from the American Society on Aging