Newest DFFC Work Group Focuses on Health Care Sector

Detroit Food & Fitness Collaborative is pleased to announce the official formation of the DFFC’s newest work group, the Health Care Work Group. The group’s goal is to promote a healthier Detroit through working at the intersection of healthy food and health care – bringing good food to the frontline of health care.IMG_7111-320x213

Work group members come from a variety of sectors within health care and include representatives from…

American Indian Health & Family Services

Authority Health

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Detroit Food Policy Council

City of Detroit Health Department

Ecology Center

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan

Health Alliance Plan

Henry Ford Health System

JFM Consulting, Inc.

MSU Extension

The Health Care Work Group will work to improve the health and well-being of Detroiters and foster innovative relationships to build a healthy, sustainable food system. The work group meets quarterly and will support new ways to conjoin good food and health care.

IMG_6390-293x440Members of our group have met for 18 months prior to officially becoming a DFFC work group last winter. During that time, it has supported the expansion and evaluation of projects like Fresh Prescription, a fruit and vegetable prescription program that engages health care, food access and nutrition education partners in growing a healthier community. The 2016 Fresh Prescription program will begin in June.

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