Eating healthy is a great goal, but it’s not always affordable—especially for those receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Local farmers markets are working with FSSA to change that.
Food insecurity directly impacts the health of Hoosiers and is one of the greatest social needs in our state. Rachel Lane, chief transformation officer at FSSA, talks about this issue and how changes made in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic have influenced current and future policy and delivery systems.
There’s a lot of talk among those who work in human services about social determinants of health. But what exactly does that term mean? What are social determinants of health and how do they impact our work at FSSA? And, most importantly, what can we do about them?