Food To Address Outcomes: Strategies To Support Patients With Cancer Facing Food Insecurity- Participant

Credit Available: AANP, ASWB, ILNA, NCPD

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access until December 29, 2024 12:00 am

Activity Description

This webinar will focus on food insecurities in people living with a cancer diagnosis, including why screening is needed, raising awareness about the need for healthcare professionals (HCPs) to be proactive in support, incorporating food insecurity assessment in screenings, and a review of resources HCPs can provide to their patients. The webinar is targeted to HCPs involved in the care of patients with any type of cancer. 

This course is available from:

June 30, 2023 until June 30, 2024

Course Instructors

Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS Speaker

Chief, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service New York, NY

Emily Kain, MPH Speaker

Senior Program Manager Portland, ME

Target Audience

This CE activity is intended for oncology nurses, social workers, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with cancer.

Educational Objectives

After completing this CE activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Describe the prevalence of food insecurity in patients with cancer and how it influences patient outcomes
  • Explain how to effectively screen for food insecurity in the clinical setting
  • Assess opportunities to implement food access programming and identify potential collaborators
  • Identify three methods to provide access to healthy food resources
  • Provide resources, tools, and tips for patient support
Accreditation, Support and Credit

Joint Accreditation with Commendation Logo

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Medical Learning Institute, Inc., and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Medical Learning Institute, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team

Nursing Continuing Professional Development

Successful completion of this nursing continuing professional development activity will be awarded 1.0 contact hour and no contact hour in the area of pharmacology.

Social Worker Continuing Education

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Medical Learning Institute, Inc. (MLI) is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses are approved under this program. Regulatory boards have the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.

 Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 Clinical Social Work continuing education credit.

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) Statement

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education

This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.00 hour(s) of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 23066151. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

ILNA Recertification Points

The program content has been reviewed by the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC) and is acceptable for recertification points in the following ILNA subject areas: Care Continuum (ONC, CBCN, CPHON, AOCNP), Health Maintenance (CPHON), Oncology Nursing Practice (OCN), Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Nursing Practice (CPHON), Professional Practice/Performance (BMTCN, AOCNP), Psychosocial Dimensions of Care (AOCNP, CPHON, ONC, CBCN).

Total points: 1.0*

*Note that the course content applies to multiple subject areas across multiple credentials. The numerical value indicated above is the maximum number of points that can be claimed in each subject area. The total amount of points claimed may not exceed the total amount of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) or CME awarded from this course and may only apply to the credential you are renewing.

Support Statement

There is no commercial support associated with this CE activity.



This activity is provided by Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, in collaboration with The American Cancer Society.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Policy

Medical Learning Institute, Inc., is committed to providing high quality continuing education to healthcare professionals, as individuals and teams, with a protected space to learn, teach, and engage in scientific discourse free from influence from ineligible companies that may have an incentive to insert commercial bias into education.  To that end, MLI requires faculty, presenters, planners, staff, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this CE activity to disclose all financial relationships they have had in the past 24 months with ineligible companies as defined by the ACCME, as related to the content of this CE activity, regardless of the amount or their view of the relevance to the education. All identified COI will be thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to MLI policy. These disclosures will be provided to learners prior to the start of the CE activity.

Faculty Disclosures

Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS
Chief, Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Francesca M. Gany, MD, MS has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:
The following relationships have ended within the last 24 months:
Advisory Board/Consultant: Bristol Myers Squibb.

Emily Kain, MPH
Senior Program Manager
Community Health
Portland, ME

Emily Kain, MPH, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose for this educational activity.

All of the relevant financial relationships of individuals for this activity have been mitigated.

Planning Committee and Content/Peer Reviewers

The planners and content/peer reviewers from Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies unless listed below.

Lauren Berger, MPH

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Lauren Berger, MPH, has a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of:

Stock Ownership with Bristol Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Merck & Co., Inc., Organon & Co., Pfizer Inc., and Viatris Inc.

All of the relevant financial relationships of individuals for this activity have been mitigated.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussions of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this CE activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the accredited CE activity are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this CE activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this CE activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Method of Participation

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this CE activity. In order to receive credit, learners must participate in the entire CE activity, complete the activity posttest, evaluation form and your certificate of credit will be generated. You will receive your certificate from Medical Learning Institute, Inc.

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

If you have questions regarding your certificate, please contact Mary Vu via email at

You must be enrolled to complete this activity for credit, however, you are not required to enroll simply to view the presentation. 

About this Activity

Medical Learning Institute, Inc. and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are responsible for the selection of this activity’s topics, the preparation of editorial content, and the distribution of this CE activity. Our activities may contain references to unapproved products or uses of these products in certain jurisdictions.

The materials presented here are used with the permission of the authors and/or other sources. These materials do not necessarily reflect the views of Medical Learning Institute, Inc. or any of its partners, providers, and/or supporters.

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