2019 Graduate Student Showcase

Title of Submission

Digging into the Socioeconomic Factor of Food Insecurity When CF Patients are Non Compliant with Their Diet

Degree Program

Health Policy, MHS

Major Advisor Name

Sarah Toevs

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


When monitoring chronically ill individuals, it is imperative to look at the socioeconomic influences that they may be facing; one such influencer is food insecurity.

In 2013-2015, St. Luke’s Cystic Fibrosis Center of Idaho conducted a community case study to look into the correlation of food insecurity and cystic fibrosis patients in Idaho. They identified 43% percent of adults and 33% of children with cystic fibrosis as food insecure; this was significantly higher than Idaho state levels of 15%.

Awareness of and advocacy around food insecurity helps healthcare providers gain a better understanding of an individual’s noncompliance with nutrition.


This abstract is a part of a translational research project between St Luke's Health Systems and Boise State University.

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