Abstract Title

Reducing Food and Housing Insecurity at Kent State

Abstract

Public Health students in the Public Health Interventions I class at Kent State University took the initiative to understand the issue of housing insecurity and hunger at and around Kent State. We were surprised at the extent of the problem, and decided to host an event at the campus student center to create awareness. We hoped to motivate action by passing out paper bags filled with information regarding hunger and a small snack. We took pictures to post on our various social media pages to spread the word, and came up with the hashtag fight fhi, or fight food and housing insecurity. The results of our initiative showed us that food insecurity is more common that we realized, and we can no longer stay quiet about this threat to public health.

Modified Abstract

Public Health students in the Public Health Interventions I class at Kent State University took the initiative to understand the issue of hunger in and around Kent State. We were surprised at the extent of the problem, and decided to host an event at the campus student center to create awareness. We hoped to motivate action by passing out paper bags filled with information regarding hunger and a small snack. We took pictures to post on our various social media to spread the word, and came up with the hashtag fight fhi, or fight food and housing insecurity. The results of our initiative showed us that food insecurity is more common that we realized, and we can no longer stay quiet about this threat to public health.

Research Category

Social Science/Education/Public Health

Primary Author's Major

Public Health

Mentor #1 Information

Cindy Widuck, MPH

Start Date

5-4-2018 1:00 PM

Research Area

Community Health and Preventive Medicine

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Reducing Food and Housing Insecurity at Kent State

Public Health students in the Public Health Interventions I class at Kent State University took the initiative to understand the issue of housing insecurity and hunger at and around Kent State. We were surprised at the extent of the problem, and decided to host an event at the campus student center to create awareness. We hoped to motivate action by passing out paper bags filled with information regarding hunger and a small snack. We took pictures to post on our various social media pages to spread the word, and came up with the hashtag fight fhi, or fight food and housing insecurity. The results of our initiative showed us that food insecurity is more common that we realized, and we can no longer stay quiet about this threat to public health.