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Oregon Health and Science University (CME)

Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Health & Science University

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon State University Extension Service

Providence Health Systems

Release Date: October 1, 2008

Expiration Date:Valid for credit through October 31, 2014 (course updated and re-certified November 2012)

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon Childhood Hunger Initiative.  OHSU is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: OHSU School of Medicine, Division of CME, designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.TM    Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Authors and Disclosures. The planners and authors of this activity have no financial interests to disclose:

  • Elizabeth Adams, PhD, RD, Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Cheryl Alto, MS, RD, Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), Public Health Division , Office of Family Health, Nutrition and Health Screening
  • Donna Ching, MN, PNP, Kaiser Permanente
  • Dana Hargunani, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Anne Hoisington, MS, RD, Oregon State University, Extension Family and Community Health
  • Jon Stubenvoll, MBA, Oregon Food Bank
  • Nancy Weed, MSW, Oregon Hunger Relief Task Force
  • Tammy VanderWoude, Community Advocate

Target Audience/Fees: This activity is designed for pediatric and family practice physicians and nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals. The activity is also intended for personnel from agencies that serve low-income families, teachers and school administrators, policy makers, hunger advocates, students, and anyone who would like to learn more about the health consequences of hunger. It is presented without charge.

Instructions for Physicians: All five modules may be completed in one hour.  To successfully earn credit you must review modules 1-5, complete the registration and evaluation questions, and achieve a score of at least 75% on the post-test.  Successful completion of all elements will allow you to print a certificate of AMA Category 1 credit earned.  Credit information will be maintained by Oregon Health &Science University, Division of Continuing Medical Education,

Course goal: The goal of this activity is to provide a review research on health consequences of food insecurity and hunger and to increase physician and other allied health provider rates of awareness and monitoring of this condition in the pediatric population.

Learning objectives. Participants will:

  1. State two health consequences of pediatric and prenatal food insecurity/hunger
  2. Ask a validated food-insecurity risk question as part of intake protocol in a clinical setting
  3. Integrate intervention strategies (such as food assistance outreach and education) for patients and families at risk of food insecurity

Hardware/Software requirements: see Course Software

Contact information: for questions regarding the content of this activity or for technical assistance, contact

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