The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Insecurity

Webinar Information

This presentation will summarize the findings of the 2020 Food Insecurity Report Series: Combatting a Statewide Hunger Crisis, including Feeding America projection data, population disparities, linkages between unemployment and food security, and the incredible response efforts of Nevada’s food security network to feed vulnerable children and families.


The Health Equity Webinar Series is a free online webinar series designed to showcase dynamic work being accomplished to enhance health equity opportunities. This series discusses different innovative implementations, strategies, best practices, success stories, and experiences impacting health equity in communities served with public health professionals around the nation. This Health Equity Webinar course contains 5 modules: 

Health Equity Webinars are hosted live on the third Friday of each month at 10am PST.   

To join the live session, please enroll in the course before 10am PST on the day of the webinar. All Health Equity sessions are recorded. If you enroll after the live webinar session has ended, the course will contain a video recording of the live session you can watch instead. Please note, it may take up to one month for the recording to become available.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this webinar, participants will be able to 

  1. Define food insecurity
  2. Explain food insecurity disparities 
  3. Explain pre-COVID food insecurity trends 
  4. Explain post-COVID food insecurity trends
  5. List examples of federal, State, and community-based COVID-29 response efforts
  6. List future focus/ initiatives for food addressing food insecurity
  7. Define food insecurity 

Target Audience:

  • Public health professionals
  • Community members 
  • Students

Duration: ~ 1 hour 

Continuing Education: N/A

Speakers: Winter Tucker, MPH, Community Health Program Manager, Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health 

Laura Urban, Food Security and Wellness Manager, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services   

About the Speaker


Winter Tucker, MPH, Community Health Program Manager, Bureau of Child, Family and Community Wellness, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health 

Winter Tucker joined the CDC Foundation in June of 2020 as the Community Health Program Manager for Bureau of Child, Family, and Community Wellness (CFCW) in the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH).Miss Tucker received her Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Epidemiology from University of Nevada, Reno May 2020. Winter works across the Bureau on COVID-19 response and recovery projects with the Chronic Disease program, Maternal Child Health Program, Immunization Program, and Nutrition Unit. 


Laura Urban, Food Security and Wellness Manager, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services 

Laura Urban is the Food Security and Wellness Manager for the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Food Security (OFS). In her role, Ms. Urban coordinates and supports the Nevada Council on Food Security and implementation of their guiding plan, Food Security in Nevada: Nevada’s Plan for Action; oversees the Fund for a Healthy Nevada Wellness/Hunger Services monies; and acts as a liaison among statewide partners and initiatives addressing food insecurity.  Prior to working at DHHS, Ms. Urban led Nutrition Education efforts at the FBNN and worked within FBNN’s Child Nutrition Program.   

Course Content

  • 01

    Health Equity Series

    • Calendar Invite

    • Health Equity Series Welcome

    • Demographic Survey

    • Webinar Description and Presenter Bios

    • Live Webinar on June 18, 2021 at 10am PST

    • Course Evaluation

    • Save the Date for Next Month's Health Equity Webinar

This webinar is sponsored by:

  • NPHA
  • NVPHTC