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Diagnosis: Hunger — Summit in Denver on hunger as a health issue

Mountain Plains Regional Summit: Diagnosis: Hunger

By The Root Cause Coalition and The Alliance to End Hunger

May 18, 2017


Join us for Diagnosis: Hunger, a regional summit on addressing hunger as a health issue on Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Denver, Colorado, presented by The Root Cause Coalition and Alliance to End Hunger in partnership with The Colorado Prevention Alliance and Project Angel Heart.

There are clear associations between food insecurity and poor health status among children, adults and seniors, and our goal is to ensure this topic is better understood and made a priority across the healthcare field. While the human toll from hunger remains incalculable, one estimate puts related healthcare costs nationwide at a staggering $130.5 billion per year.

An opportunity to learn

This summit will feature perspectives from an array of experts, including a keynote speaker from the United States Department of Agriculture; Randy Oostra, President and CEO, ProMedica; and Lisa Marsh Ryerson, President, AARP Foundation. Leaders from local and national healthcare organizations, faith-based groups, the education community, service organizations, and nongovernment organizations will gather to lift up current best practices and policies being used in the promotion of food security and improved food systems.

Additionally, the event will offer community connections and resources; align efforts to improve access to healthy, affordable foods; and advocate for food insecure individuals and families in the region and across the nation.

We also encourage you to share this event with any partners and colleagues who may be interested in attending. For questions, please contact The Root Cause Coalition’s Manager of Operations, Monique Brigham, at 202-266-2635 or


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