Malnutrition Resources Toolkit

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January 29, 2021

This toolkit was developed by West Health and the University of North Carolina to support ED staff in screening senior patients for food insecurity. Food insecurity is a key risk factor for malnutrition, a serious concern for older adults. The ED provides a unique opportunity to intervene with an extremely vulnerable segment of our older adult population. Screening patients is a chance to effect real change in the lives of patients. For some patients, this might be the only or best opportunity to be connected with lifechanging resources.






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