NPPC News

1/19/2024 – The headline is eye-catching: “Prescription for fruits, vegetables linked to better heart health, food security” regarding a study in August in the Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes journal. Indeed,

CMS Invites You to Submit Proposals CMS is excited to host the second CMS Health Equity Conference on May 29-30, 2024, in Bethesda, MD, and available online for virtual participation.

Hy-Vee and Soda Health Form Partnership and Smart Benefits Program  1/15/2024 – A new Smart Benefits program has been revealed by Hy-Vee, Inc. and Soda Health, enabling members to access personalized health

Housing and food security were of the greatest concern among study participants, while the most experienced issues in the past year were chronic health conditions and difficulty affording rent or

1/1/2024 – Unity Care NW is proud to announce their participation in the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program, an initiative aimed at promoting healthier

1/1/2024 Abstract Context: Socioeconomic risk factors have the greatest impact on overall health trajectory. Patients with Medicaid insurance are more likely to experience food insecurity, in addition to poor health

Ensuring patients have better nutrition up front is cheaper than hospital care down the line 12/29/2023 – Colorado’s Medicaid agency, health care providers and nonprofits want more people to get

12/26/2023 Key Points Question  Among patients with diabetes who are food insecure, does an intensive food-as-medicine program that provides healthy groceries plus dietitian consultations, education, and health coaching improve glycemic control

12/20/2023 – In August of 2023, the Food and Drug Administration issued something known as a direct final rule, disregarded trans fats in the food supply. Consumers won’t notice changes

Season Health has secured a $7 million investment from Inception Health and Ziegler Link-age Fund. The financing will be used to develop and scale its food-as-medicine programs, including for diabetes

New Hellman Foundation grant will enable food giveaway, nutrition education programs to double in size. 12/18/2023 – For San Francisco patient Macheryl Franklin, the food pharmacy at UCSF Medical Center

12/17/2023 – Dr. John Lumpkin, Executive Strategic Counselor with Blue Cross NC, and our panelists dig into the background and development of our Food Delivery and Health Coaching effort to

Attendees look at ways to get healthy food to people who don’t have enough or who have a serious illness. 12/12/2023 – Hundreds of researchers, policymakers, and representatives from community

12/12/2023 – Natasha Pernicka is a co-founder and the executive director of The Alliance for a Hunger Free New York as well as the executive director of The Food Pantries for the Capital

12/7/2023 – CINCINNATI, Dec. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), and Soda Health, Inc. today announced the launch of a Smart Benefits program,

12/6/2023 – This report summarizes the findings obtained from a collaborative research project between the University of Mississippi Community First Research Center for Wellbeing and Creative Achievement (CREW), Southern University

12/5/2023 – “I can do things that I could not do two, three, four or five years ago,” Gerald Calaway said. Food as medicine. It’s become a passion for one

12/4/2023 This work offers a summary of programmatic outcomes including retention, redemption, incentives, nutrition education, study design and quality limitations to help inform future work. We found positive impacts of

Virta, an eight-year-old healthcare tech company, gives employers and insurance providers a cheaper alternative treatment to GLP-1s for type 2 diabetes and obesity. 12/3/2023 – As drugs like Ozempic and

12/1/2023 Abstract Background Produce prescription programs are gaining traction in the U.S.; however, data on the impact of such approaches in pediatric populations are limited. The purpose of our clinic-based comparative effectiveness randomized

11/30/2023 – During the past 5 years, “food is medicine”—the provision of free, nutritious food through the health care system—has received an astounding amount of intellectual attention and financial investment.1 Food

11/29/2023 – When Katie Molitor joined the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture in 2019, she knew Boone County needed to put nutritious, affordable food on more tables. Two years later,

11/23/2023 Abstract Background: Nutrition related cardiometabolic diseases are leading causes of morbidity, health disparities and health care spending. Produce prescriptions are highly promising to address these issues but impacts on health

11/22/23 – As a faculty member who regularly teaches future community medicine practitioners about the potential of food to transform health, I often begin my courses with a short history

10/27/2023 Background: Produce prescription programs represent a promising intervention strategy in the healthcare setting to address disparities in diet quality and diet-related chronic disease. The objective of this study was to

10/26/2023 – Screening for patients’ health-related social needs can help providers more effectively coordinate patient care and connect patients to the resources they need. Social needs are social conditions—such as

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2023 – Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Economic Research Service released the Household Food Security in the United States in 2022 report, which examined American households’ ability to

10/22/2023 Abstract Objective We examined the impact of a pilot 24-week delivery-based produce prescription (PRx) intervention with tailored education and culinary resources for rural patients (n = 40) with type-2 diabetes in

10/19/2023 – We launched Instacart Health a year ago. The concept of food as medicine has been around much longer, but over the course of the last year, there’s been

10/19/2023 – University of Massachusetts Amherst faculty and students are part of three federally funded community partnerships in Western Massachusetts aimed at alleviating food insecurity and encouraging healthy eating by