Food is essential to health, but too many Massachusetts residents lack access to the healthy food they need to heal and be well. The goal of the Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan is to improve the health of Massachusetts residents living with acute or chronic illness by increasing access to crucial food and nutrition services.
To develop the State Plan, we will be holding seven regional listening sessions across the Commonwealth during the spring and summer of 2018. These listening sessions will seek to more fully understand:
Using data collected from these listening sessions and targeted surveys we will develop and publish a State Plan outlining measurable strategies to better match the availability of Food is Medicine interventions to the needs of Massachusetts communities.
As a key stakeholder interested in the role that food insecurity and other social determinants play in driving health outcomes, we hope that you will join us at our Cape Cod & Islands Listening Session to learn about the State Plan Initiative and share your experiences and perspective.