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Hosted by The Food Pantries for the Capital District, the NYS Food as Medicine Planning Kickoff Meeting will being together food-thought leaders, service providers, and stakeholders in order to share best practices, research, and innovations in hunger relief efforts.
We know Food as Medicine (FAM) interventions change lives. From veggie rx and food pharmacies, to medically tailored meals and groceries, and more. We are coming together to develop a community informed FAM plan for NY that integrates medically tailored food and nutrition services into the state’s Medicaid program, improving health and reducing healthcare costs.
The convening will host a panel including Katie Garfield, Director, Whole Person Care Clinical Instructor, from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School. Emily Engel, Director of Bureau of Social Care and Community Support NYS Department of Health, and Joseph Billingsley, Assistant Deputy Director, Integrated System California Department of Health Care Services
The convening will also feature a NYS panel, including presentations by Foodlink Director, Camille Verbofsky, God’s Love We Deliver Senior Director, Alissa Wassung, and The Food Pantries for the Capital District, Special Initiatives Manager, Alex Alam El Din-Meeks.

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