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SNAP Benefits Go Beyond Food Access: The Impact on Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence for Older Adults

Presentation Title
SNAP Benefits Go Beyond Food Access: The Impact on Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence for Older Adults
Author
Dr. Mithuna Srinivasan - Senior Research Associate
Dates
July, 2017
Market
Workforce Development
Description

This presentation details the changes in cost-relation medication non-adherence in older adults when given Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

Services
Impact Evaluations
APA Citation

Srinivasan, M. & Pooler, J. (2017, July). SNAP Benefits Go Beyond Food Access: The Impact on Cost-Related Medication Nonadherence for Older Adults. Poster at the Society for Nutritional Education and Behavior (SNEB) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

One in five older adults engage in cost-related medication nonadherence (CRN), which can result in hospitalizations and adverse health outcomes, and rates are higher for those at-risk of hunger. This study sought to examine whether participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may help older adults better afford their medications, plausibly by reducing out-of-pocket food expenditure.