What We Do

Our Impact

Through our strategies, outreach, advocacy, and the participation of our stakeholders, H2HC has added its voice to the national conversation.
We Convene Cross-Sector Stakeholders

H2HC has convened a variety of strategic events and conversations, both in person and virtual. These events have brought together hundreds of cross-sector stakeholders representing food access, healthcare, academia and research, the private sector, government and social services, philanthropy, public health, and others.

600+

cross-sector participants at our in-person and virtual events
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We Support Critical Research

H2HC has supported ground-breaking hunger and health research at the local and state level, all of which has led to national and state policy recommendations.

$1.2M

to support innovative, community-based models and critical food and health research

19

community-based partner organizations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

600+

cross-sector participants at our in-person and virtual events

Surveys and research H2HC has supported:

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We would have been unlikely to conduct a survey of this magnitude and rigor without funding from H2HC. Thanks to your support, we were able to gain a deeper picture of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food insecurity and food access statewide.
Katie Martin, PhD. Executive Director, Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions, Connecticut Foodshare
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Without the generous funding support from the Hunger to Health Collaboratory, we would not have been able to launch this [pilot for our hospital-based economic mobility] study.
Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba, PhD, MPH. Executive Director, Children’s HealthWatch
We Advocate for Policy Change

H2HC works to amplify calls for state and national legislative action on critical hunger and health issues, and has supported numerous policy recommendations.

An Avoidable $2.4 Billion Cost What If Massachusetts could eliminate food insecurity? A conservative $2.4 billion per year would be saved in treating medical issues that are linked to food insecurity. Improving food security among Massachusetts residents would reduce healthcare costs for individuals, families, and the Commonwealth. FOOD INSECURITY AND HUNGER IN MASSACHUSETTS

An Avoidable $2.4 Billion Cost: Food Insecurity and Hunger in Massachusetts