Center on Hunger and Poverty

The Center on Hunger and Poverty (CHP), developed from the Physician Task Force on Hunger, is a part of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP), which is a subdepartment of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. The university is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. The IASP develops alternative strategies, processes, and policies that enable people to access opportunities and build resources to participate fully in all aspects of social and economic life and live securely. Dr. Larry J. Brown, executive director of the CHP, and responsible for the Physician Task Force on Hunger in America, took the initiative in organizing field trips and reporting across the country concerning the issue of hunger during the 1980s. His reports pointed out ...

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