April 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Medicaid, Food Security, & the Social Determinants of Health & Wellbeing
Military family readiness promotes service member and family health and well-being in a variety of ways. Among these are helping to connect service members and families to needed resources and supports at the community, state, and national level. In addition, family readiness requires an understanding of the underlying economic, social, and environmental factors that influence health status and outcomes. These factors may interact and have a compound effect. For example, a family facing health care costs may have to cut back on spending for necessary needs such as food and shelter. The inability to afford or access nutritious foods may contribute to chronic health conditions. Programs and services can help to address various threats to health and well-being. Medicaid is one such program. It is a joint federal-state program that has been providing healthcare access and coverage for millions of Americans, including military families, since 1965. Join this webinar to explore the connection between Medicaid, food security, and the well-being of your clients.