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DE0774: Diabetes Online CDE: Understanding Food Security in Indian Country: Results from the Survey of Native Communities’ Food Access During Covid-19 [Live & Recorded]

Date: 3/01/2023 - 2/28/2026
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Director: Wendy Castle
Level: Basic
Audience: Assistants, Dentists, DHA, Hygienists
Quota: 1 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This presentation is designed to disseminate current research on the linkages between hunger and health across Indian Country and explain the results of a recent food access survey among Native American communities. The presentation will provide an overview of food security and its connection to diabetes; outline the prevalence of food insecurity found among the survey respondents; describe changes in food access during COVID-19 among survey respondents; provide examples of resilient Native-led initiatives to address food insecurity across Indian Country; and conclude with steps for health care providers to connect their clients/patients to food security supports within their communities and opportunities to advocate for improvements to federal food and nutrition programs.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Examine food insecurity and the rates of household food insecurity reported by Native American communities
2. Identify linkages between hunger and health conditions and their impact on diabetes
3. Inform clients/patients on Native-led food security initiatives and federal nutrition programs available to support their food access and food security

Speaker / Presenter:

Whitney Sawney — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Katie Jacobs — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:


Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.