Sharing Data to Help Food Bank Clients Manage Their Chronic Conditions

The Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation, the Parkland Health and Hospital System, and the North Texas Food Bank and its partner agencies are leveraging the Dallas Information Exchange Portal to improve the diet and nutrition of patients who experience food insecurity and have been diagnosed with chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. The project will improve multi-sector care coordination by providing hunger relief agencies with a real-time, electronic one-page summary of clients’ medical and social history so that case workers can recommend appropriate nutritional choices and facilitate chronic disease self-management. Relevant information will also be shared with health care providers at Parkland to enhance their understanding of patients’ needs.

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