By collaborating with local farmer’s markets, Walgreens, various health centers and a university research team on the South Side of Chicago, CHAS Fellow Marshall Chin and colleagues believe they may have developed an effective model for integrating community and healthcare resources so as to provide better care for patients. During the study, a “prescription” for healthy food served as a platform for community-linked diabetes intervention in underserved areas of Chicago. Published materials for the program include a prescription pad sample highlighting nutritional areas of importance, as well as coupons from participating retailers, and informational handouts for patients.

Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community