Andrea M. Morris1, David M. Dosa2,3, Emily Gadbois3, Renee R. Shield3, Uche Akobundu4, Kali S. Thomas2,3
1West Health Institute, La Jolla, CA
2U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence, RI
3Center for Gerontology & Healthcare Research, Brown University, Providence, RI
4Meals on Wheels America, Arlington, VA
• Growing evidence that social determinants (e.g. nutrition, transportation, and housing) have a significant impact on health and well-being.
• Opportunity to leverage home meal-delivery programs, such as Meals on Wheels (MOW), to proactively identify and address unmet social needs and create partnerships with providers and payers to better support clients.
• We conducted a pilot study to evaluate the use of a mobile technology tool to assist drivers with client wellness checks during routine meal delivery.