The Health Trust, as a member of the California Food is Medicine Coalition (Cal FIMC), is participating in the Medi-Cal Medically Tailored Meals Pilot Program, the first and largest program of its kind in the United States.
Launched in 2018, the three-year, $6 million State funded pilot program aims to reduce hospital readmission rates and emergency room utilization for Medi-Cal clients with congestive heart failure. Eligible clients will be enrolled in the program for twelve weeks, during which they will receive 3 heart healthy medically tailored meals per day and 4 medical nutrition therapy sessions from a registered dietitian.
The California Food is Medicine Coalition is comprised of six members:
- Ceres Community Project
- Food for Thought
- Mama’s Kitchen
- Project Angel Food
- Project Open Hand
- The Health Trust
As the leading nutrition services providers in the state – serving thousands of clients annually with coverage across seven counties – the Cal FIMC offers a unique, cost-effective, high-quality managed-care solution for improving health outcomes for critically-ill clients.
As an active member of the Cal FIMC, The Health Trust shares its vision: A California where all people have access to appropriate nutrition services that address their medical needs.
We are proud to help accomplish the Cal FIMC mission: to develop, refine, and sustain models where medical nutrition services are an integral part of cost-effective and high quality health care in order to improve the health of all California communities.
Physicians News Network: Health Trust in SC County Joins California “Food Is Medicine” Pilot Program