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Food Insecurity: Assessing & Prescribing Food to Improve Health


Total Credits: 1 including 1 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Average Rating:
   4.6
State Associations:
MAOPS - Missouri
Faculty:
Karissa Merritt, DO
Duration:
56 Minutes
Expiration:
Never expires.


Description

In this activity, food insecurity will be discussed.  Physicians will learn how to access patients' health conditions and how to determine if healthy food is a viable option for treating them. 

 Learning Objectives:
• Identify the difference between hunger and food insecurity
• Identify correlators of food insecurity in a patient population
• Identify the impacts of food insecurity on the health care system
• Define Hunger Vital Signs as a food security screening tool
• Explore applications to patient care
• Explore barriers to implementation
• Develop actionable steps to developing a food insecurity model in your practice

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of  1 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditä.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:
The MAOPS Education Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Grievance Policy:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee.  All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, then they can then submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

 

 

 

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Dr. Karissa Merritt was born and raised in Saint Joseph, Missouri, where she knew that she was passionate about people and their care from a young age. She spent much of her undergraduate career at the University of Denver but graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She decided to pursue medicine at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she received her DO degree in 2018.

She is completing her third year as a Chief Resident at Cox Family Medicine Residency. She lives in Nixa, Missouri, with her husband, Seth, and their dopey but precious dog, Henry. Her other interests include fitness and exercise, adventuring in the Ozarks and across the world (as COVID allows), spending time with friends and family, and good food. 

Professionally, she is passionate about wellness, access to quality food as preventive health care, and addressing socioeconomic barriers to care. She is also particularly interested in mental health in primary care.

Over the past 18 months, she has developed a soon-to-be system-wide food insecurity screening initiative, which has opened the doors to much learning, relationship-building, and the development of new community resources.

Dr. Merritt discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of her presentation.
 


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Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 43

Comments

Karen B

"I loved your presentation, Dr.Merrit! It was refreshing to hear your sincere caring for your patients welfare regarding your patients food resources of lack of resources. Very interesting and refreshing to hear your concern for you're patient's feelings and vulnerabilities when being part of your study. Great points and I was moved by your efforts. Job well done!!"

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