Member Spotlight: St. Mary’s Healthcare in Amsterdam strengthens food security
Food insecurity is one of the most significant social determinants affecting community health. Lack of access to healthy foods adds to the root causes of poor health outcomes. The economic instability resulting from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated this issue in many communities. In 2018, St. Mary’s Healthcare began its Community Food Drop and Medical Mission to improve food security and access to healthy food and beverages for vulnerable people across the service area.
Read our full story to learn more about this initiative and its results.
This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes.