CLIPS: Kaiser Permanente boosts food security to improve nation’s total health

Kaiser Permanente recently launched Food for Life, a landmark initiative to increase food security on a national scale. The program is a comprehensive approach for transforming the economic, social, and policy environments connected to food so that people across the nation have access to, and can afford, healthy food. As first steps, Kaiser Permanente has begun a broadscale texting campaign to connect eligible California residents with CalFresh (the state’s supplemental nutrition assistance program, or SNAP) and will begin offering medically tailored meal delivery options for patients and their families. After evaluating their impact, Kaiser Permanente plans to expand Food for Life programs to members and communities across the United States.