The Devil in the Data: Evaluating Food Is Medicine Programs

The Devil in the Data Evaluating Food Is Medicine Programs

Increasing access to a model of communit-based MNT requires measurement and evaluation of outcomes for reimbursement of nutrition services from public and private healthcare insurance.

  • Release Date: October 27, 2019
  • SKU FNCE19293
Member Price
$24.00
Nonmember Price
$54.00

This products is free for those who attended FNCE® 2019.

Food Is Medicine organizations provide community-based medical nutrition therapy (MNT) for patients at nutritional risk from serious illnesses such as cancer, renal disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and others. The Metropolitan Area Neighborhood Nutrition Alliance (MANNA), a Food Is Medicine organization in Philadelphia, provides a program of nutrition support consisting of medically tailored meals and nutrition counseling by RDNs. Increasing access to this model of MNT requires measurement and evaluation of outcomes for reimbursement of nutrition services from public and private healthcare insurance. This session will describe a process for developing a robust outcomes evaluation plan, including how to determine what data is important to stakeholders, attributes of different types of data, measurement tools, data management, resources for data analysis, and outcomes dissemination.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 3 - Advanced
Learning Need Codes: 9030, 3020, 1065

Performance Indicators:

  • 12.5.4 Develops recommendations considering evaluation data, needs of the population, trending data, cost-benefit analysis and funding source.
  • 8.2.1 Assesses the physical, social and cultural needs of the individual, group, community or population.
  • 9.5.5 Analyzes and synthesizes evaluation data to recommend and make modifications to program.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify key components of an outcome evaluation.
  • Describe a process for measuring MNT outcomes in a community-based organization including personnel, resources and tools.
  • Apply the lessons to advance evaluation within your own organization.

Moderator

  • Nicole Laverty, RD, LDN

Speakers

  • Elizabeth Grim, MSW, MPH
  • Jule Anne Henstenburg, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
  • Release Date: October 27, 2019
  • SKU FNCE19293