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    Politics, Poverty and Hunger: The Population Health Impact

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    Dr. Chilton is an Associate Professor at Drexel University School of Public Health and Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities. Dr. Chilton currently holds a congressional appointment with the National Hunger Commission. Chilton devotes much of her time to investigating the health impact of hunger and food insecurity among young children. She is the founder of Witness to Hunger, a participatory action study aimed at increasing women’s participation in the national dialogue on hunger and poverty. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, public radio, and CBS National News. Dr. Chilton’s Forum presentation will provide an overview of food insecurity and hunger while identifying the pathways in which food security has an impact on population health. She will also explain how public assistance and labor policy shape population health in the U.S. Dr. Chilton received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma. Presentation: 50 minute