Success Stories Addressing Social Needs in Primary Care: Focus on Food

Date Recorded: Wednesday, July 29 – Watch Now on YouTube

In this program, Netrin Health, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Health show how their organizations actively support primary care practices identify and address their patients’ food needs. This session includes real-world patient success stories on food security and show how partnering with these organizations can tackle food insecurity, improve your patients’ overall health, and reduce health care costs.

Learning Objectives

  • Define food insecurity
  • Describe how food insecurity can impact chronic and mental health conditions
  • Characterize the role of primary care in assessing and addressing food security
  • Discuss available partnerships in Maryland that can support primary care practices
  • Review other opportunities to identify and address social needs in primary care


  • Arumani Manisundaram, CEO and Founder, Netrin Health
  • Stacy Payton, Director of Client Engagement, Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland
  • Chad Perman, MPP, Program Director, Program Management Office for Maryland Primary Care Program, Maryland Department of Health