This program uses a “social prescribing” model to connect individuals (18+) with local healthy foods, physical activity, and educational resources. Social prescribing is a method that refers individuals to nonclinical supportive services and community resources that address social, emotional, or practical needs.
- To increase fruit and vegetable consumption and time spent doing physical activities among program participants.
- To increase participants’ knowledge and skills to engage in health behaviors.
- To promote relationship building and community among participants.
- To create and foster partnerships with local clinics and health care providers, social service and religious organizations, food markets, and physical activity opportunities to support participant health improvement and promote program sustainability.
- Must be an adult (18+) living in Oakland County
- Must be experiencing limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables
- Have limited access to health care services
- Must be able to shop at our partnering vendor locations
- Must be able to complete virtual health education sessions (can be accessed from a mobile device)
- Must be new to the program (we are unable to enroll past participants at this time)
This program has been funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Fund, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Social Missions, and W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Partners include Healthy Pontiac We Can! coalition, Oakland County Health Division, Oakland University, and numerous other local organizations.