Connecting Vulnerable Seniors to Nutrition Assistance Through a Managed Care Plan (Non-CHLP)

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October 23, 2019
9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT / 12:00 - 1:00 pm EDT

This event is part of the Research-in-Progress Webinar Series, which enables investigators whose awards are in-process or completed to share their work and disseminate findings rapidly, and to identify others with related research interests.
A vast majority of older Americans who are eligible for federal nutrition assistance programming remained unenrolled, placing them at increased risk of food insecurity and its associated adverse health conditions and healthcare costs. This particular event discusses the research of a team led by Benefits Data Trust to study the health and economic effects of a novel health plan strategy to increase program enrollment. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Health Plan will access administrative data from Benefits Data Trust and the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to determine which of their low-income Medicare members are eligible but not enrolled in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and proactively assist these members with enrollment.