State’s Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program To Provide Local Health Center With Produce Vouchers for Low-Income Patients

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 eating habits, addressing food insecurity and chronic disease, and improving the well-being of Washingtonians. The Veggie RX program will increase access to fruits and vegetables for patients with low incomes who will be chosen to receive vouchers redeemable at Safeway grocery stores. Unity Care NW will prioritize patients who have or are at risk for developing diabetes and hypertension in their selection process.

Unity Care NW is a non-profit community health center with locations in Bellingham and Ferndale that provides whole-person primary care to more than 21,000 Whatcom County residents, regardless of their ability to pay. More than 81% of Unity Care NW patients are considered Low Income by the state of Washington, meaning they live in households with less than 80% of the median income for Whatcom County.

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