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A Closer Look: Spotlight on Heart Disease

Food insecurity is associated with and increases one’s risk of heart disease often resulting from structural barriers in access to quality health care and healthy foods. This spotlight issue brief developed by Feeding America’s Health Equity Action League (HEAL) in collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) raises awareness about cardiovascular disease and its connection to food and health equity. The brief additionally offers suggestions on actions organizations and individuals can take to advance health equity and ensure everyone has a fair opportunity to live long and healthy lives.

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