Healthcare providers are critical partners in bringing information about healthy eating and active living to their patients and community. This page highlights established and emerging initiatives dedicated to supporting these connections.
June 2014 Food Fit Philly Coalition Meeting: “Healthy Food and Physical Activity in Health Care”
- Community‐Clinical Linkages for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
- Good Food, Healthy Hospitals
- Working at the Intersection of Food and Health: A Health System’s Approach (Chinwe Onyekeru, Lankenau Medical Center)
- Fostering Community Benefits Brochure
- Nutritional Meal Delivery, Healthcare Savings, and Insurance Partnerships (Nicole Laverty, MANNA Food Program)
- Nature Prescriptions and Pediatric Care (Gail Farmers, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education)
The Diabetes Prevention Program:
For individuals at-risk for Type 2 Diabetes, the Diabetes Prevention Program has been shown to reduce the onset of diabetes by 58 percent. Goals include weight loss and physical activity in a peer-support setting.
- AMA/CDC Provider Guide for Identifying Pre-Diabetes and Referring to a DPP Program
- Diabetes Prevention Program – Philadelphia Poster
- Consumer Risk Assessment Brochure
- YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Page
- Community Food Access & Affordability
- Active Living in Communities
- Youth Wellness
- Citywide Nutrition Standards
- Media and Policy Environments
For more information, visit Food Fit Phillly or call 311.