Webinar – Medically Tailored Meals for the Management of Chronic Disease
Katherine will cover the basics of medically tailored meals for healthcare providers, and provide a comprehensive overview of this specialized form of nutrition intervention. It covers the fundamental concepts and principles behind medically tailored meals, including their significance in managing chronic diseases and improving patient outcomes. The presentation highlights the specific dietary needs of patients with various chronic conditions and explores evidence-based research supporting the effectiveness of this intervention. Healthcare providers will gain valuable insights into integrating medically tailored meals into their practice.
Fatinah Darwish – Elsherbiny, MPH, RDN
Fatinah will discuss how the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) partnered with healthcare organizations to launch produce prescription projects (PPR) across nine health centers in Los Angeles County. PPR participants are eligible for the program if they are enrolled in Medicaid, screened positive for food insecurity, and either diagnosed with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. Participants receive an electronic debit card that can be redeemed for fresh fruits and vegetables only at participating grocery stores. Using a patient-centered approach, participants’ feedback were vital in program implementation and evaluation. Through this approach, DPH anticipates optimal PPR participation rates and compliance with data collection, critical in showing the impact of PPR on health outcomes.
$10 California Academy Members
Free to students and interns