Emergency Food Bag and Patient Education for the MOTHeRS' Project
Craven, Kay; Smith, Brittany; Kolasa, Kathryn M
The MOTHeRS’ Project was developed in 2020 with funding from the United Healthcare Foundation (UHF), ECU Physicians, and the Departments of OB-GYN, Psychiatry and Family Medicine, to utilize NC-STeP—a statewide telepsychiatry program to bring multidisciplinary care to three community-based primary care obstetric clinics in Carteret, Duplin, and Chowan counties. Through this collaborative care model that includes the patient, nurse navigator, diabetes educator, behavioral health manager, primary obstetrician, MFM specialist, and a psychiatrist consultant, the MOTHeRS’ Project brings support and insights of specialty physicians to the identified practices. An additional component of this program will be the Medical Food Pantry to include healthy food bags and tailored patient education to women with high risk pregnancies and food insecurity, living in rural areas. This entry includes the presentation that was developed and presented at ECU Family Medicine's annual Scholarship/Research Day. It describes the process used to develop the medically-tailored emergency food bag and complementary nutrition educational materials which will be provided to pregnant women who screen positive for food insecurity in the clinical setting. This presentation also discusses implementation of the MOTHeRS' project, how the process is being evaluated, and shares preliminary results obtained from follow-up surveys with food-bag recipients.
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