This report communicates direct and indirect health-related expenditures attributable to food insecurity and hunger in the state of Massachusetts in 2016. It also includes special educational costs associated with food insecurity. In this report we use the most up-to-date information available on costs of treating health conditions in Massachusetts, and the most recently available research findings on food insecurity and its relationships to adverse health conditions from peer-reviewed journal articles and reports.

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  • Thank you for posting this! My colleagues John Cook and Ana Poblacion were the authors of this report, and I would be happy to asnwer any questions you all have, or connect you with Ana and John directly. 

    For those interested, we also just relesed a new report on the "state of hugner in Massachusetts" in partnership with Project Bread and others.

    -Rich Sheward, Children's HealthWatch 

    The State of Hunger in Massachusetts - Children's HealthWatch
    Dear Reader,  We began this research in October 2019 in an effort to better understand how significant — or insignificant — a role systemic barriers,…
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