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Serving Health: How California Can Usher in the Future of Food-based Interventions in Medi-Cal

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Medically supportive food and nutrition interventions such as produce prescriptions, food pharmacies and medically tailored meals can improve healthcare outcomes and reduce healthcare costs for people across the state. Starting in 2022, California authorized a pilot program to cover these interventions under Medi-Cal. However, they are currently optional pilot services, meaning millions of individuals who could benefit from food-based interventions are left out. Fortunately, California has the opportunity during this legislative session to expand the benefits of these interventions. Join us for a discussion of what that action would mean, how it would work and who would benefit.

  • Erin Franey / Food as Medicine Collaborative
  • Katie Ettman / SPUR

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SPUR Digital Discourse
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