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Symposium Details

Date & Time
October 11, 2023 from 6PM to 8PM EDT
Harvard Law School, Milstein East BC
1585 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge , MA 02138

Join Community Servings and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School to celebrate the growth and advancement of the Food is Medicine (FIM) field over the last decade! 

Our keynote speaker, White House Official, Catherine Oakar, Special Assistant to the President for Public Health and Disparities will join us to spotlight the specific inclusion of FIM interventions in the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Strategy and progress made since that historic conference.

The symposium will also feature facilitated discussions with Massachusetts Senator Julian Cyr, MassHealth’s Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives Gary Sing, and Connecticut State Representative, Jamie Foster. We will also hear from  community-based organizations across the US to highlight successes in the field, such as utilization of waivers, coalition building, policy, and advocacy. 

Reception to follow. 

Join us virtually HERE

Community Servings Food Campus in Jamaica Plain

Community Servings 

Our mission is to actively engage the community to provide scratch-made medically tailored meals to individuals and their families experiencing critical or chronic illness and nutrition insecurity. We commit, in all our programs and business practices, to prioritize racial and economic justice and health equity.

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Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) advocates for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms in health and food systems, with a focus on the health, public health, and food needs of systemically marginalized individuals. CHLPI’s broad range of initiatives aim to expand access to high-quality health care and nutritious, affordable food; to reduce health- and food-related disparities; to develop community advocacy capacity; and, to promote more equitable, sustainable and effective health care and food systems. As a clinical teaching program of Harvard Law School, CHLPI’s staff mentor students to become skilled, innovative, and thoughtful food and health system practitioners .

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Thank you to our Symposium sponsors for their generous support: