427. More Than a Meal: Demonstrating Value Through Outcomes Data

FNCE Recorded Sessions from 2017

Access to community-based nutrition services significantly contributes to older adults' ability to maintain their health and successfully transition between settings of care.

  • SKU FNCE17427
Member Price
$32.00
Nonmember Price
$37.00

This product is free for those who attended FNCE® 2017.

Access to community-based nutrition services significantly contributes to older adults' ability to maintain their health and successfully transition between settings of care. There is a need for more research on how these services impact independence. Organizations such as Meals on Wheels are conducting rigorously designed, evidence-based outcomes research to demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of their services.

In this session, participants will hear about research conducted at  local and national levels – specifically, research from academic partnerships and Medicare claims datasets – to determine how Meals on Wheels program participation impacts client well-being, outcomes, healthcare utilization and expenditure. Participants will also discuss research opportunities for community-based organizations, and determine how dietitians working with older adults can leverage these research studies to support better coordination and collaboration across the continuum of care.

CPEU: 1.5
CPE Level: 2
Learning Codes: 4190, 5040, 9030

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the impact of nutrition services like Meals on Wheels, when delivered in a community setting, on health status and healthcare utilization among older adults.
  • Identify the practice, policy, research and programmatic implications of outcomes research studies fielded in community-based settings, and understand how such research may strengthen the coordination of nutrition care for older adults transitioning from hospital to home.
  • Discuss how outcomes data can be utilized to build a stronger value proposition for nutrition services, such as Meals on Wheels, delivered in a community setting.

Speaker

  • David Dosa, MD, MPH
  • Sherry Simon, RDN, LD
  • Uche Akobundu, PhD, RD

Moderator

  • Uche Akobundu, PhD, RD
  • SKU FNCE17427