Using a Food Bank as a Platform for Educating Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Journal of community health nursing
washington; swedish; covid-19; COVID-19; Health Promotion; Humans; Pandemics; SARS-CoV-2; Students, Nursing
PURPOSE: To describe a partnership between a public university and a regional foodbank aimed to promote health in food insecure communities, and to support nursing students' learning experiences in community health.
DESIGN: A single setting case study.
METHODS: A comprehensive health needs assessment conducted through a windshield survey and key informant interviews was used to identify the community's priorities.
FINDINGS: Nursing interventions were tailored to the community's needs by creating healthy recipes and providing education on food safety, lower back injury prevention, and chronic disease prevention and 15 management.
CONCLUSION: During pandemics, nursing program partnerships with food banks could play pivotal roles in community health promotion.
CLINICAL EVIDENCE: Food banks can serve as clinical platforms for nursing education and community wellness activities.
Jin, Xianglan; Ezeonwu, Mabel; Ayad, Andreka; and Bowman, Karen, "Using a Food Bank as a Platform for Educating Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic." (2022). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 5834.