H2HC aligns food, nutrition, and health through an equity lens to promote a healthy future for everyone.
in grantmaking from 2018-2021
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thought leaders at 9 strategic convenings
On November 17, 2022, the Hunger to Health Collaboratory (H2HC) convened a broad coalition of thought leaders to share expertise, experiences, and innovative models of success around the challenges of identifying and implementing integrated solutions to food, nutrition, and health inequities.
The Summit offered a critical opportunity to consider questions raised at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022, with an eye toward implementable and effective national, regional, and local solutions.
The resulting report, The Way Forward: Learnings from the Fall 2022 Summit, is an important resource that summarizes the cross-sector group’s best thinking, insights, and recommendations.
U.S. Representative and Rules Committee Ranking Member James McGovern (D-MA-02) virtually welcomed participants to the 2022 H2HC Fall Summit. He urged the private sector to collaborate and innovate in addressing hunger, nutrition, and health inequities because “…the power to end hunger rests with us all.”
In June 2022, H2HC was invited to join the National Task Force Informing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. The Task Force released its comprehensive report ahead of the historic September 2022 Conference.
Many of the Task Force recommendations were incorporated into the Biden-Harris Administration National Strategy, the goal of which is to end hunger, increase healthy eating, and reduce diet-related diseases by 2030.
In January 2023, Dr. Thea James of Boston Medical Center (BMC), an H2HC Advisory Council member, delivered BMC’s inaugural MLK Health Activism and Social Change Lecture. Dr. James stressed that health care inequities and inequalities are best addressed by challenging preconceived ideas, focusing on root causes, and involving the community in solutions.