What We Do
H2HC convenings, both in person and virtual, have brought together hundreds of stakeholders representing healthcare and public health, academia and research, the private and nonprofit sectors, government and social services, philanthropy, and others. From summits at the Museum of Science to virtual engagement with members of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, H2HC works to highlight the health consequences and costs of food insecurity as we seek collective, long-term solutions.
H2HC promotes awareness of food insecurity and its health-related consequences as priority public health issues and advocate for policies that advance food and health equity. H2HC engages those at the forefront of delivering healthcare and hunger relief services through events, grant support, and participation in regional and national networks.
H2HC has granted more than $1 million to support innovative community-based models and ground-breaking food and health research. H2HC has supported:
- The first state-level examination of the avoidable healthcare costs of hunger
- Multiple surveys in Connecticut and Massachusetts documenting the effects of COVID on food insecurity
- The pilot phase of a Children’s HealthWatch hospital-based economic mobility project