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Food as Medicine: A New Standard of Care for Population Health

Apr 14, 2022
1:00 pm EDT
Presented by Pack Health, a Quest Diagnostics company
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About This Webinar

Food insecurity is a long-standing problem impacting individuals and families across the globe. Lack of access to nutritious foods leads to and exacerbates chronic conditions. To treat these conditions, doctors often recommend making significant changes to one’s diet, which presents a further dilemma for those who are food insecure. Research clearly illustrates the role nutrition plays in chronic condition management. This directs us to the bigger picture: food insecurity and chronic condition management are mutually exclusive. Successful condition management of large populations cannot occur while food insecurity is still a problem.

This webinar will provide a deeper understanding of the multiple roles that health insurance providers can play in addressing food insecurity for members through a panel discussion of industry experts who have implemented solutions designed to address food insecurity. We'll also share tangible methods for how health insurance providers can lead the charge in addressing food insecurity while simultaneously improving the member experience.

Attendees Will Learn

  • How to screen for populations that could benefit from chronic conditions coaching combined with a Food as Medicine program
  • How to integrate food delivery into new or existing comprehensive population health programs that will elevate market competitiveness and improve member satisfaction
  • How to identify key clinical outcomes, as well as improvements in areas beyond food insecurity


Dhiren Patel, PharmD

Senior Vice President, Commercial

Pack Health, a Quest Diagnostics Company

Dr. Dhiren Patel, PharmD serves as the Senior Vice President of Commercial at Pack Health, a Quest Diagnostics company. In this role, he oversees the organization’s marketing, sales, and medical affairs departments. He is a practicing academic clinician with more than 15 years of chronic disease management experience and is triple board certified. Dr. Patel has expertise in life sciences and…

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Emily McGrath

Associate Director, Population Health Strategy


Emily McGrath serves as the Associate Director of Population Health Strategy at Humana who has over 15 years of experience in healthcare. In her current role, she leads the innovation and product development of the social determinants of health strategy as a part of Humana’s Bold Goal/Office of Population Health. Emily has broad experience in integrating social determinants of health into…

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Lori Taylor

Senior Program Manager, Drivers of Health Strategy

Blue Cross Blue Shield - North Carolina

Lori Taylor serves as a Senior Program Manager of Drivers of Health Strategy at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to Blue NC, Lori consulted with healthcare providers on diabetes management, quality improvement and delivery transformation. Lori has been with Blue Cross NC for over seven years. Her previous roles…

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