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Total Health Driver – Chronic Disease
Chronic Disease refers to heart disease, chronic lung disease, stroke, diabetes and similar conditions, which are generally very costly and preventable if proper health behavior is maintained. Chronic conditions are the leading causes of death in the United States.
CareOregon’s Food Rx program allows physicians to prescribe a food voucher, or a “Food Rx,” to a patient with dietary needs that allows a patient to receive plan-sponsored meals as long as the patient needs to stabilize his or her health.
CDPHP collaborated with the YMCA and Hannaford Supermarkets to create the Healthy Living Center, facility inside a major supermarket that offers a variety of services, including exercise equipment and classes, nutrition counseling, senior health, medication safety and disease management, as well as health insurance support.
Independent Health created the Good for the Neighborhood program to offer pop-up sites for people in high-need neighborhoods to address their health needs in one convenient location.
UCare partners with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services to hold an annual Senior Legal Fair, a free, multi-cultural and multi-lingual event serving the legal needs of low-income seniors across the Twin Cities metro area.