Alissa Wassung, Director of Policy & Planning, is now an Advisory in the first convening of Food adn Society at the Aspen Institute's new Food is Medicine Initiative
God’s Love seeks to ensure that the medically tailored meal intervention is part of the continuum of healthcare, broadly accessible to those who need it, and always of the highest quality.
Our meal program is a low cost, high impact intervention, grounded in the community, that improves health and saves critical healthcare dollars by keeping people in their homes when they are sick, rather than in more expensive hospitals or nursing homes.
Our agenda is simple:
- We engage in research that advances the reality that food is medicine.
- We lead innovation efforts that allow us to reach the most vulnerable in our communities.
- We advocate on the local, state and national level to incorporate the medically tailored meal intervention into healthcare for people living with severe and chronic illness.
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We respond to NYC Food Policy Center on how we have answered the urgent need of New Yorkers during the COVID-19 pandemic
4.14.20 / Policy
Last Thursday, Karen Pearl and I participated in a webinar that covered the collective response to COVID-19 mobilized by God’s Love We Deliver and our peer medically tailored meal agencies across the country within the Food I…
Medically tailored meals are proven to reduce hospitalizations, improve health outcomes, and keep people healthy and happy in their homes.
We partner with hospitals, health plans, and other care providers to address the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.
We engage in policy innovation efforts at the local, state and national level to ensure that everyone who needs our services can access them free of charge.
Food is Medicine Coalition
God's Love We Deliver chairs the Food is Medicine Coalition (FIMC), a volunteer association of nonprofit medically tailored meal providers across the country convened to provide a complete, evidence-based, medical food and nutrition intervention to critically and chronically ill people in their communities, to advance public policy that supports access to medically tailored food and nutrition services for people with severe and/or chronic illnesses, to promote research on the efficacy of food and nutrition services on health outcomes and cost of care, and to share best practices in the provision of medically tailored meals and of nutrition education and counseling.
Healthcare Starts with Healthy Food
Published on Apr 19, 2018
In this episode of the Medically Tailored Meal Minute, our President & CEO Karen Pearl advocates for the funding of medically tailored meals for all individuals living with severe illness. Join us!