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The Hill 2022-09-21 Michelle Nunn and C.D. Glin, opinion contributors

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2022 has already been a year of food insecurity for millions around the world, made worse by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.  

And, while the grain leaving Ukraine is helping alleviate food insecurity in some countries, it is nowhere what is needed to fully address a worsening global hunger crisis — one that threatens to roll back decades of progress we have made in addressing food insecurity, malnutrition, poverty, and gender inequality.  

We need to do more, and we have a choice and a chance now to act to help millions of farmers around the globe prepare for what is likely to be a disappointing harvest year and beyond.  

The set of actions needed to address the crisis is extensive and diverse, but among the most immediate and impactful is a coordinated effort to get resources now — fertilizer, fuel, and market connections for this harvest season — to farming communities across the globe so they are not facing the prospects of barren fields, paltry yields, and food they cannot successfully harvest in the fall.  

This is especially true for women farmers who comprise 50-60 percent of the agricultural labor force in low-income countries.  

Yet these women are systemically denied equal access to seeds, fertilizer, fuel, information, and other critical inputs even in the best of years. They are frequently excluded from programs and trainings designed to support farmers and increase their yields. As a result, their productivity is slashed by up to 30 percent.  

When tough times hit, things get even worse. As resources become increasingly scarce and prices go up, women farmers are the first to lose what little access they had, ultimately further driving down food production and driving up hunger and malnutrition.  

An analysis by CARE found 150 million more women than men were hungry in 2021. This news reaffirms that hunger is not just about food. It is about access to food. And access to food is a function of gender — especially in times of crisis. 

So, what is stopping us from supporting women farmers? One of the greatest barriers to agricultural development — and by extension, the strength and resilience of our entire global food supply chain — is an issue virtually absent from the current headlines around the crisis: gender inequality.  

Since 2019, our organizations have been working together to help hundreds of thousands of women farmers gain access to the resources they need to increase productivity. We have seen firsthand the impact that empowering women can have on creating more secure supply chains and a more sustainable food system. 

Moreover, prior to the conflict in Ukraine, the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) estimated that eliminating gender inequality in agriculture alone would feed up to an additional 150 million people—17 percent of the hungry people in the world. Now, the need, and the potential impact of addressing this imbalance is only more acute since Ukraine’s pre-invasion food production fed 400 million people.  

To do this, the world must come together now — with decisive action and bold leadership from wealthy, industrialized nations — to prevent the worst food crisis in modern times. We are already seeing emergency aid being mobilized to get food, cash, and other forms of support to hungry communities, and this is critical. But, with worst impacts still to come, and we must move fast to prevent this crisis from ballooning into a multi-year catastrophe. We must quickly mobilize resources to support farmers in developing nations — with special focus on women farmers — so that we do not lose this year’s harvest and so we can prepare for next year. 

National governments have a role to play too — ensuring that agriculture programs and emergency measures put women farmers at the center, and make sure women do not get locked out of producing desperately needed food. Food and agriculture companies need to invest in women producers and suppliers. 

We also need a commitment to diplomacy to keep international trade systems open, diversified, fair, and market oriented, so farmers throughout the world have access to the inputs they need and those facing hunger and malnutrition have access to affordable food.  

Over the long term, this must be expanded into a more concerted effort to make food systems more resilient, diversifying domestic food production, and building the necessary market infrastructure to revitalize food processing and trade at the local and regional levels.  

Throughout all these efforts, our actions must put women at the center. Remaining blind to gender inequality only serves to further reduce agricultural productivity, leaves more people hungry, drives food costs up higher, and leaves hard-working women farmers and their families in a perpetually unequal and disadvantaged state.  

At the end of the day this is a global crisis, and just as disruptive and threatening as COVID-19 was, and we must act with the same urgency to respond. At its core, hunger is a gender inequality issue. If we are going to feed the world, we are going to have to sow the seeds of empowering women farmers now.  

Michelle Nunn is CARE CEO and C.D. Glin is Global Head of Philanthropy & VP at PepsiCo Foundation.

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Killexams : MetLife Foundation and Rise Against Hunger Reach One-Millionth Meal Milestone in Goal to End World Hunger by 2030

NEW YORK, October 06, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MetLife Foundation and Rise Against Hunger today announced that their ongoing partnership has reached its one-millionth meal milestone. In 2014, the organizations joined forces on this shared goal to help end world hunger by 2030. These efforts are further fueled by MetLife’s pledge of 800,000 employee volunteer hours as part of its 2030 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitments.

To date, 4,800 MetLife volunteers have participated in 49 meal packaging events across 21 locations around the world, including New York, NY; Cary, NC; Whippany, NJ; Bloomfield, CT; Tampa, FL; Noida, India and Jaipur, India – providing nourishment to over 6,300 individuals while also raising more than $300,000 in donations. The meal packaging program is a fun, hands-on, global project where volunteers work in an assembly line to pack high protein, vitamin rich meals for those in need.

The events were organized by Rise Against Hunger and iRise, a MetLife Global Technology and Operations program dedicated to creating meaningful connections and professional development opportunities to rising professionals.

"Rise Against Hunger’s work starts with a meal, ensuring the people we serve have the nutrition they need while long-term food security projects are implemented and take root," said Edna Ogwangi, Rise Against Hunger Chief Programs Officer. "MetLife Foundation’s partnership has been significant to our mission of addressing food insecurity for many years. We’re grateful for their dedication to ending global hunger and the support in packaging a million meals that will impact thousands of lives."

This announcement comes during MetLife’s annual Volunteering with Purpose campaign to encourage employees to carry out its purpose – "Always with you, building a more confident future" – through intentional volunteer efforts that are rooted in sustainability and focused on strengthening the livelihoods of individuals, families and communities across the globe.

"We’re beyond proud of everything MetLife Foundation, MetLife employee volunteers and partners like Rise Against Hunger have accomplished together for our communities," said Pawan Verma, global chief information officer, and co-chair of MetLife’s iRise Inclusion Network. "There’s strength in numbers and in our purpose, and this important milestone that brings us closer to ending world hunger is one of many to come."

For more information on MetLife’s commitment to sustainability, visit MetLife’s 2021 Sustainability Report and 2030 DEI Commitments.

About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET), through its subsidiaries and affiliates ("MetLife"), is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help individual and institutional customers build a more confident future. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 markets globally and holds leading positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit www.metlife.com.

About MetLife Foundation

At MetLife Foundation, we are committed to driving inclusive economic mobility for underserved and underrepresented communities around the world. We collaborate with nonprofit organizations and provide grants aligned to three strategic focus areas – economic inclusion, financial health and resilient communities – while engaging MetLife employee volunteers to help drive impact. MetLife Foundation was established in 1976 to continue MetLife’s long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement. Since 1976, MetLife Foundation has contributed over $900 million to strengthen communities where MetLife has a presence. To learn more about MetLife Foundation, visit www.MetLife.org.

About Rise Against Hunger

Rise Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization, is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies. Through a Confederation network based in the U.S. and with six international offices, the organization provides immediate nourishment for those facing hunger today and implements sustainable solutions that will lift entire communities for years to come. Rise Against Hunger has facilitated volunteer meal packaging of more than 540 million meals to be distributed to countries around the world.

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MetLife
Brian Blaser
(212) 578-2415
bblaser@metlife.com

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Jolynn Berk
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jberk@riseagainsthunger.org

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Killexams : GRACE & End Child Poverty CA Welcomes National Anti-Hunger Advocate Andrew Cheyne as New Managing Director of Policy
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Andrew Cheyne is GRACE's Managing Director of Public Policy.

Cheyne brings more than a decade of policy advocacy experience to the movement to end poverty for California’s children

I could not be more excited that after working to end child hunger and poverty at the national level, Andrew is bringing his considerable talents back to California.”

— Shimica Gaskins

PASADENA, CA, USA, September 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- GRACE & End Child Poverty CA announced today that Andrew Cheyne, a leading anti-hunger and anti-poverty advocate, will join the organization as Managing Director of Public Policy. Cheyne brings more than a decade of effective legislative, administrative, and budgetary advocacy experience in California and at the federal level, and has played a key role in several major policy victories to reduce hunger and poverty for children. In his new role, Cheyne will oversee GRACE & End Child Poverty CA's advocacy and public policy strategy and support organizational development.

“I could not be more excited that after working to end child hunger and poverty at the national level, Andrew is bringing his considerable talents back to California,” said Shimica Gaskins, President and CEO of GRACE & ECPCA. “Andrew’s depth of experience advocating for hunger-fighting policies will be critical to our anti-poverty agenda, and his eager understanding of the California legislative landscape will help push our coalitions’ priorities forward with the urgency our children deserve. I am thrilled to welcome Andrew to the team.”

Most recently, Cheyne served as SNAP Deputy Director for the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the country's leading advocacy organization committed to ending poverty-related hunger, where he provided technical assistance to FRAC’s national network of state anti-hunger advocates and worked to strengthen SNAP provisions in the Farm Bill. Previously, Andrew served as the Director of Government Affairs for the California Association of Food Banks (CAFB), where he oversaw state and federal advocacy to address hunger and poverty. Cheyne played key roles in several major anti-poverty policy victories such as the historic expansion of CalFresh, California's first in the nation enactment of Healthy School Meals for All, and the establishment of Pandemic EBT.

“I am thrilled to return to California-based advocacy to take on this role, for so many reasons,” said Cheyne. “I am honored to join this wonderful team of leaders and deep set of coalition partners, and to continue driving End Child Poverty CA’s high-impact agenda that will lead us to the future we know is possible, where no child lives in poverty.”

Cheyne brings extensive experience engaging in coalitions to fight poverty across the health and human services sectors, including as an ECPCA Steering Committee member. Throughout his career, Cheyne has partnered with a wide array of stakeholders, expanded the capacity of front-line community organizations, and centered people with lived experience of poverty in policy development and advocacy campaigns. Cheyne holds a Candidate in Philosophy and MA in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and a BA in American Studies from Northwestern University. 

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GRACE is an incubator of big ideas to end child poverty. Over the last five years, GRACE has secured investments of more than $14 billion in innovative anti-poverty solutions in California. GRACE dares to imagine a liberated future, free from systemic racism and poverty, in which all children experience a childhood of abundance, love, dignity, and opportunities to thrive.

End Child Poverty California (ECPCA) is a campaign jointly sponsored by GRACE End Child Poverty Institute and GRACE to support public policy, partnerships, and community efforts to dramatically reduce child poverty in California.

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GRACE & End Child Poverty CA
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Killexams : Hunger First finds new building for pantry, closet

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Dublin, Sept. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Medical Device Security Market 2021-2031 by Component, Security Type, Device Type, Deployment Mode, End User, and Region: Trend Forecast and Growth Opportunity" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The global medical device security market will reach $ 18,526.3 million by 2031, growing by 11.2% annually over 2021-2031, driven by the growing demand for connected medical devices due to the aging population and the growth in chronic disease management, the widespread adoption of digital solutions for patient data collection and storage, the increasing instances of cyber-attacks and threats in the healthcare industry, advancing technologies such as IoT/cloud/AI, and the government regulations and need for compliance.

The report is based on a comprehensive research of the entire global medical device security market and all its sub-segments through extensively detailed classifications. Profound analysis and assessment are generated from premium primary and secondary information sources with inputs derived from industry professionals across the value chain. The report is based on studies on 2018-2021 and provides forecast from 2022 till 2031 with 2021 as the base year.

In-depth qualitative analyses include identification and investigation of the following aspects:

  • Market Structure
  • Growth Drivers
  • Restraints and Challenges
  • Emerging Product Trends & Market Opportunities
  • Porter's Five Forces

Key syllabus Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Market Overview and Dynamics
2.1 Market Size and Forecast
2.1.1 Impact of COVID-19 on World Economy
2.1.2 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
2.2 Major Growth Drivers
2.3 Market Restraints and Challenges
2.4 Emerging Opportunities and Market Trends
2.5 Porter's Fiver Forces Analysis

3 Segmentation of Global Market by Component
3.1 Market Overview by Component
3.2 Solutions
3.2.1 Identity & Access Management (IAM)
3.2.2 Intrusion Detection System/Intrusion Prevention System (IDS/IPS)
3.2.3 Encryption
3.2.4 Disaster Recovery
3.2.5 Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)
3.2.6 Antivirus & Antimalware
3.2.7 Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
3.2.8 Risk and Compliance Management
3.2.9 Other Solutions
3.3 Services
3.3.1 Implementation & Integration Service
3.3.2 Consulting & Training Service
3.3.3 Support & Maintenance service

4 Segmentation of Global Market by Security Type
4.1 Market Overview by Security Type
4.2 Endpoint Security
4.3 Network Security
4.4 Cloud Security
4.5 Application Security
4.6 Other Security Types

5 Segmentation of Global Market by Device Type
5.1 Market Overview by Device Type
5.2 Stationery Medical Devices
5.3 Internally Embedded Medical Devices
5.4 Wearable and External Medical Devices

6 Segmentation of Global Market by Deployment Mode
6.1 Market Overview by Deployment Mode
6.2 On-premise Medical Device Security
6.3 Cloud-based Medical Device Security

7 Segmentation of Global Market by End User
7.1 Market Overview by End User
7.2 Healthcare Providers
7.3 Medical Device Manufacturers
7.4 Other End Users

8 Segmentation of Global Market by Region
8.1 Geographic Market Overview 2021-2031
8.2 North America Market 2021-2031 by Country
8.2.1 Overview of North America Market
8.2.2 U.S.
8.2.3 Canada
8.2.4 Mexico
8.3 European Market 2021-2031 by Country
8.3.1 Overview of European Market
8.3.2 Germany
8.3.3 U.K.
8.3.4 France
8.3.5 Spain
8.3.6 Italy
8.3.7 Netherlands
8.3.8 Rest of European Market
8.4 Asia-Pacific Market 2021-2031 by Country
8.4.1 Overview of Asia-Pacific Market
8.4.2 Japan
8.4.3 China
8.4.4 Australia
8.4.5 India
8.4.6 South Korea
8.4.7 Rest of APAC Region
8.5 South America Market 2021-2031 by Country
8.5.1 Argentina
8.5.2 Brazil
8.5.3 Chile
8.5.4 Rest of South America Market
8.6 MEA Market 2021-2031 by Country
8.6.1 UAE
8.6.2 Saudi Arabia
8.6.3 South Africa
8.6.4 Other National Markets

9 Competitive Landscape
9.1 Overview of Key Vendors
9.2 New Product Launch, Partnership, Investment, and M&A
9.3 Company Profiles

  • CA Technologies, Inc.
  • Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • ClearDATA
  • DXC Technology
  • FireEye (Symphony Technology Group)
  • Fortinet Inc.
  • GE Healthcare
  • IBM Corporation
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • McAfee, LLC
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Sophos Ltd.
  • Symantec Corporation
  • Zscaler, Inc.

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Killexams : Biden wants to put calorie information on the front of food packaging

The Biden administration has suggested moving nutrition labels to the front of food products as part of a series of policies aimed at tackling the nation’s hunger and diet-related diseases by the year 2030.

On Wednesday, the White House will be hosting a Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, the first of its kind in 50 years. Ahead of the meeting, the administration outlined some of the policies it intends to introduce at the conference in a 44-page summary, which included migrating the iconic black and white nutrition label to the front of food packages.

The changes to the way that food in America is packaged and sold is just one of the policies that the Biden administration hopes to implement in the coming years in an effort to address the “urgent” hunger and diet-related diseases that impact millions of Americans that have only intensified as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Hunger, diet-related disease, and the disparities surrounding them impact millions of Americans, and the COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the urgency of addressing these issues,” said Ambassador Susan E Rice, domestic policy adviser, in a statement when the conference was announced back in the springtime. “No one should have to wonder where their next meal will come from. We must take bold steps now—with government, the private sector, non-profits, and communities working together—to build a healthier future for every American.”

The Biden administration has said it wants to tap the Food and Drug Administration to carry out research about this specific policy initiative to see whether the placement of labels could better “communicate nutrition information” to prospective customers.

NPR reported that another proposed change to the nutrition labelling system, which has been appearing on grocery store shelf products since 1994, would be the addition of “star ratings or traffic light schemes to promote equitable access to nutrition information and healthier choices”, which they hope would have the knock-on effect of nudging the food industry to sell healthier food.

As part of the White House’s broader strategy to make healthful food more readily available, officials have also suggested expanding free school meals to 9m more children over the next 10 years and making it easier for children to continue to use those school-based programs during the summer and holidays.

The conference, which was announced in May, is the second time an event of this kind has been held since the inaugural one in 1969. It arrives at a pivotal time for the US in addressing the fight against hunger and diet-related diseases, both of which were exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Agriculture.

For instance, a study of 432,302 children between the ages of 2 to 19 years old found the rate of body mass index (BMI) increase nearly doubled during the pandemic when compared to a pre-pandemic period, the CDC found.

And though before the onset of the pandemic, the overall food insecurity rate had dipped to its lowest point since it began being measured in the 1990s, that progress was largely upended after March 2020.

Feeding America, a US nonprofit organisation with a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, reported that an estimated 45m people (1 in 7), which includes 15m children (1 in 5), may have experienced food insecurity in 2020 and for the next year they predicted that would only dip down to 42m total.

And though the lockdown restrictions that shuttered most of the economy and sent unemployment skyrocketing during the first part of pandemic may now be waning, inflation remains at a record level with grocery bills climbing for nearly every month this year, The Washington Post reported.

Compared to last summer, groceries prices are 12.2 per cent higher, which is the largest year-over-year spike in more than four decades. And the food products that are reflecting that increase are the ones that the Biden administration is hoping to get into families’ cupboards (fruits and vegetables, for instance cost 8 per cent more while commonly purchased products like bread and cereal are up 14 per cent, according to federal data).

Also slated to be introduced at Wednesday’s conference is: the improvement of public transportation to supermarkets and grocery stores for the nearly 40m Americans who live in food deserts; eliminating and/or reducing food waste; increasing the amount of green space in “nature-deprived communities”; piloting programs that would cover medically tailored meals for people who are on Medicare; updating the guidelines for food products that include the word “healthy” on the label; and educating health-care providers on nutrition.

Since a good portion of the proposals that will be outlined in the conference would require legislation to be approved by Congress, it’s unclear how long these proposals would be able to be implemented in the near future, if at all.

Though the 1969 conference saw many of the suggested proposals taken up within two years, advocates warn that it could take several to even see a few of these policies play out in real world conditions, NPR reported.

Despite the seeming uphill battle, President Joe Biden maintained that he was “committed” to enacting real change when he unveiled the conference back in the spring.

“I’m committed to taking bold steps that are going to help end hunger and enable everyone to have access to affordable, healthy food and safe places to be physically active,” said the president in a prepared address. “Together let’s build a healthier future for all Americans.”

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Killexams : Oxfam: Extreme hunger has more than doubled in 10 of world’s worst climate hotspots

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Killexams : NACDS Brings “Face of Neighborhood Healthcare” to White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

NACDS engages in White House Conference with commitments and recommendations, hosts “satellite event” to extend reach of event

Washington, Sept. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) members have served with “lights on, doors open” in the nation’s COVID-19 response. At today’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health, the Association is reminding policymakers and collaborators that broader health and wellness solutions also can be found as close as the nearest pharmacy.

NACDS President & CEO Steven C. Anderson and member company representatives are participating first-hand in the White House Conference. NACDS also is hosting a “satellite event” in Washington, D.C. to extend the reach and engagement of the event.

The commitments that NACDS made today in collaboration with the White House Conference were highlighted in a White House Fact sheet during the Conference. In addition, aspects of the policy recommendations that NACDS issued this summer were incorporated into the National Strategy that the Biden Administration released this week.

NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson said, “We are proud to support the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health. Americans got to know us well during the COVID-19 pandemic as the pharmacies and retail stores that stepped up to meet patients where they are — delivering equitable and convenient access to COVID-19 vaccinations and other services. In fact, 2-in-3 COVID-19 vaccinations are given in pharmacies, and pharmacists and pharmacy staff have administered more than 266 million COVID-19 vaccinations to date.

“NACDS members are applying that same trust and convenience in other ways that may not yet be fully realized. In the pharmacy, in food offerings, throughout the total store, and in partnership with communities, NACDS members are driving hunger-relief efforts, providing prevention and management services for chronic disease, and addressing broader health and wellness issues.”

NACDS Chair and President of Good Neighbor Pharmacy Brian Nightingale said, “I am excited for NACDS and our diverse membership to be part of this important White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Pharmacies have a tremendous role to play in the healthcare ecosystem, and they are among the most accessible and trustworthy health and wellness destinations — with 90 percent of Americans living within 5 miles of a pharmacy.

“Our industry places a strong emphasis on core health and wellness issues, including food as medicine, chronic disease prevention, health equity, and addressing social issues surrounding health. Delivering a comprehensive approach to treat the whole person is our priority focus. The White House Conference is a tremendous opportunity to discuss ways to further leverage pharmacies, so that we can work to end hunger, Excellerate nutrition and health, and reduce disparities.”

NACDS’ commitment reflects the Biden Administration’s goal of ending hunger and increasing healthy eating and physical activity by 2030 — so that fewer Americans experience diet-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and hypertension. The commitment that NACDS announced today, and that was highlighted in a White House Fact Sheet and at the White House Conference, includes:

  1. Launch a nationwide public education campaign focused on equitably amplifying the importance of preventive screenings and raising nutritional awareness — particularly among rural, urban, and underserved populations.

  2. Support better public access to preventive screenings at pharmacies — in tandem with NACDS’ health status public education campaign. This will be accomplished by helping to modernize existing operational and sustainability barriers that currently prevent broader public access.

  3. Expand resource sharing and educational awareness. NACDS commits to forming proactive partnerships with national patient advocate organizations, collaboratively distributing educational resources on nutrition and diet-related diseases among community pharmacies, and hosting sessions on these syllabus across NACDS meetings and conferences in 2023.

  4. Continue to engage the NACDS membership in support of the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health and the execution of the National Strategy. This builds on the collaboration of discussions held this summer with NACDS retailer and supplier members in preparing recommendations for the White House Conference.

  5. Aim to support the nation’s health and wellness goals by advancing key issues. NACDS will continue to advance the recommendations that the Association issued to help inform the White House Conference. These include enhancing the array of services that pharmacists can provide; urging enactment of the Equitable Community Access to Pharmacist Services Act (H.R. 7213); and enhancing access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).

  6. Commit to amplifying NACDS’ 7+ year collaboration with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to address hunger for neighbors locally.  

Of note, the National Strategy released by the Biden Administration this week reflects aspects of the recommendations that NACDS developed and issued with member engagement during the summer. The National Strategy and NACDS’ recommendations overlap in areas including SNAP and WIC enhancement; scope of practice expansion for qualified health professionals to enhance disease prevention and management; improved access to medical nutrition therapy; and the need to incentivize payers to cover more services.

More information is available on this NACDS webpage.

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NACDS represents traditional drug stores, supermarkets and mass merchants with pharmacies. Chains operate over 40,000 pharmacies, and NACDS’ over 80 chain member companies include regional chains, with a minimum of four stores, and national companies. Chains employ nearly 3 million individuals, including 155,000 pharmacists. They fill over 3 billion prescriptions yearly, and help patients use medicines correctly and safely, while offering innovative services that Excellerate patient health and healthcare affordability. NACDS members also include more than 900 supplier partners and over 70 international members representing 21 countries. Please visit NACDS.org

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