UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center
Food insecurity is present and growing in our country and our community. As of 2019, over 10% of Allegheny County residents, or over 126,000 people, are food insecure, with this rate likely climbing within the COVID pandemic. In seeking to address this crucial need, the UPMC Shadyside Family Health Center has partnered with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank to launch universal food insecurity screening and intervention for our patients. Within this process, every patient receives a simple 2-question screening device before each office visit. If they screen positive for food insecurity, we offer them a food box from the Food Bank (about 20 shelf-stable meals).
The duties of this member service position include to: monitor and adjust the process of universal food insecurity screening within our office; maintain records of food insecurity screening rates, food boxes distributed, and a patient registry including those patients still needing support to connect with sustainable food resources; contact patients with food insecurity that are not connected to sustainable food resources and assist them in the application for WIC, SNAP, and/or other food resources; coordinate tracking, delivery, and distribution of food boxes with the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank; form new partnerships with community organizations to bring new opportunities for sustainable food to our patients.
• Collecting, recording, and evaluating data to inform education on health issue
• Utilizing partnerships and data to coordinate referrals
• Identifying new sites to provide resources and materials
• Developing and maintaining monthly inventory reports
• Collecting and tracking of data
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Member Assistance Program
Transportation reimbursement during the service day
Training and professional development opportunities
Subject to criminal background check