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Food as Medicine

Prince Geoge’s Fresh: ​ A Pilot Food As Medicine Program

Prince George’s Fresh was a pilot fruit and vegetable coupon benefit program designed to increase access to healthy food in Prince George’s County. The program allowed medical professionals at participating clinics to recommend produce vouchers and nutrition education to patients experiencing diet-related chronic illness. Prince George’s Fresh was an innovative opportunity to engage cross-sectoral partners in an evidence based model to address county health disparities and food insecurity.

Through a collaborative partnership between the FEC, Institute for Public Health Innovation, Giant Food, Amerigroup, Anthem Foundation, and the Healthy Eating Active Living Workgroup of the Prince George’s Healthcare Action Coalition, and participating healthcare providers, Prince George’s Fresh seeks to increase healthy food access for Prince George’s County residents. 

Currently, we are seeking opportunities to partner and relaunch this program. If you are interested in partnering or know of any funding opportunities to support this work then please reach out to Julia at julia@pgcfec.org.