MaineHealth Free Meals as Medication Program

MaineHealth Free Meals as Medication Program

Media Contact:
Jill Grey
Communications & Public Affairs Supervisor
207-779-2555

FARMINGTON, Maine – MaineHealth is providing a free, one-year, Meals as Medication program (FAM) to help people with a number of persistent well being circumstances who’ve restricted entry to wholesome meals.

This system is facilitated by educated well being educators from the Wholesome Group Coalition of Higher Franklin County (HCC). The following session begins July 6 and contains face-to-face and digital courses.

This system will present entry to free wholesome meals (10 meals weekly for as much as a household of 4), peer help, aim setting, wholesome cooking courses, recipes and menu planning with a well being educator. Moreover, contributors will get useful assets and data associated to their persistent circumstances.

MaineHealth Free Meals as Medication Program
LeeAnna Lavoie, Director, HCC

“This new and thrilling program is designed to satisfy individuals the place they’re at with their well being, present the correct instruments, abilities and help to make small modifications over time to really feel higher,” stated LeeAnna Lavoie, HCC director. “Change may be onerous, particularly if individuals don’t have entry to the correct sort of meals to assist preserve them wholesome. This program will present the correct meals and educate abilities to prepare dinner wholesome, inexpensive, and most significantly, scrumptious meals! All whereas being supported by others who’re engaged on related objectives.”

FAM program eligibility standards contains those that:

The Meals as Medication program is supported by Hannaford, MaineHealth and Good Shepherd Meals Financial institution.

For extra info:

Kathy Doyon
207-779-2928
[email protected]

David Scammon
207-779-2435
[email protected]

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About MaineHealth:
MaineHealth is a not-for-profit built-in well being system whose imaginative and prescient is “Working collectively so our communities are the healthiest in America.” It consists of 9 native well being methods, a complete behavioral healthcare community, diagnostic providers, residence well being businesses, and 1,700 employed suppliers working collectively via the MaineHealth Medical Group. With roughly 22,000 workers, MaineHealth gives preventive care, prognosis and therapy to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. It contains Franklin Memorial Hospital/Franklin Group Well being Community in Farmington, LincolnHealth in Damariscotta and Boothbay Harbor, Maine Behavioral Healthcare in South Portland, MaineHealth Care at Dwelling in Saco, Maine Medical Heart in Portland, Memorial Hospital in North Conway, N.H., Mid Coast-Parkview Well being in Brunswick, NorDx in Scarborough, Pen Bay Medical Heart and Waldo County Basic Hospital in Rockport and Belfast, Southern Maine Well being Care in Biddeford and Sanford, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook and Stephens Memorial Hospital/Western Maine Well being Care in Norway. MaineHealth Associates embrace Maine Basic Well being in Augusta and Waterville, New England Rehabilitation Hospital in Portland and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Heart in Lewiston. Additionally it is a big stakeholder within the MaineHealth Accountable Care Group in Portland.

 

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