Implementing Medicaid Payments for “Food is Medicine”

The purpose of this case study is to share some initial learnings from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Healthy Opportunities Pilots (HOP). The study  as  ommissioned by Fair Food Network on behalf of the Nutrition Incentive Hub with funding from the USDA Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program (GusNIP) National Technical Assistance & Evaluation Hub (NTAE). While many stakeholders (such as funders and policy makers) may be interested, this study is primarily written to support awarded and prospective GusNIP Produce Prescription (PPR) grantees to better understand a pilot effort in North Carolina to use federal Medicaid funding to scale and sustain community-based implementation of a combination of  roduce prescription programs, medically tailored meal programs, and nutrition education.

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