Aspen Dialogue on U.S. Food Insecurity & Healthcare Costs
The Aspen Institute Dialogue on U.S. Food Insecurity & Healthcare Costs, hosted in partnership with Aspen’s Health, Medicine & Society Program, was a series of meetings and discussions among experts that explored the fiscal and policy relationships, trends and tradeoffs between food insecurity and healthcare costs. This group tested the policy supposition as to whether access to more sustainable and healthful food (i.e., a more food secure nation) could help reduce U.S. healthcare costs, including current spending on programs for treating—rather than preventing—diet-based problems.
The following report represents the findings of the Aspen Dialogue on U.S. Food Insecurity & Healthcare Costs as developed over the course of three roundtable dialogues convened in 2014-2015. The report explores current understandings of the relationship among food insecurity, healthcare costs, poverty, relevant health outcomes (including but extending well beyond obesity), and public and private sector opportunities for addressing food insecurity.
Read the report of the Aspen Dialogue on U.S. Food Insecurity & Healthcare Costs:
This dialogue series was made possible by generous support from Genentech and The Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.