The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy has selected 25 scholars to receive grants for research in the social sciences. Kurt Hager, a PhD student in our Food and Nutrition Policy and Programs program, will research the cost-effectiveness of expanding medically tailored meal coverage for individuals with Diet-Sensitive disease.
"The overall objective of my dissertation is to assess the impact of "Food is Medicine" policies on clinical outcomes and healthcare utilization among food-insecure individuals. The central hypothesis is that the provision of nutritious food through healthcare systems to food-insecure Americans with chronic disease will improve health at a cost-effective level," said Hager.
“The 678 applications we received in 2020 represented a wide range of policy areas and approaches,” said Chairman Mary Curtis Horowitz. “Given the events of the last year, the need for evidence-based policy is clearer than ever. Our Trustees were glad to be able to support this group of twenty-five young scholars pursuing innovative and urgent policy research.”
Find out more about all of the 2020 recipients here.