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Heflin publishes study linking food insecurity and disability

Mar 21, 2019

Food insecurity and disability in the United States

Colleen M. Heflin, Claire E. Altman & Laura L. Rodriguez

Disability and Health Journal, March 2019

Colleen Heflin

Colleen Heflin

In their study titled "Food insecurity and disability in the United States," Professor Colleen Heflin and co-authors developed a model of the potential pathways connecting specific types of disability with food insecurity. They found that work-limiting disabilities, functional limitations, and trouble managing money were associated with an increased likelihood of food insecurity for both prime-aged and older individuals, net of other forms of disability. The study was published in Disability and Health Journal. 03/21/19