Livingston County Prescription for Health is a fruit and vegetable prescription program that aims to increase fruit and vegetable consumption and support healthy behavior change among participants with food insecurity and chronic disease risk. Prescription for Health connects the medical system
and the food sector by creating a relationship between the clinic staff, their patients, and the
local farmers markets, as well as the Shared Harvest Food Pantry (Gleaners).
The goals of the program are to:
- Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among participants.
- Foster healthy behavior change in program participants by providing nutrition education, referrals to community resources, and support from Community Health Workers.
- Create strong partnerships between the local public health department, clinics, and farmers markets to increase awareness of the local food system, promote utilization of community resources, and support participant health improvement.
- Support development of the local food system and economy.
The program is offered to participants by referral only.
If you have questions about the program you can call the Livingston County Health Department at 517-546-9850 and ask to speak with the Prescription for Health Coordinator, or email your questions to PrescriptionForHealth@livgov.com
Resources for Participants
Recipes to Try
Thank you to our 2020 referral partners!
IHA Howell Primary Care
202 W. Highland Rd, Howell, MI 48843
IHA East Brighton Primary Care
5505 S Old US 23 Suite 100, Brighton, MI 48116
St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Family Medicine Center
7575 Grand River, Suite 210, Brighton, MI 48114
Livingston County Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Clinic
2300 E. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843
Livingston Pediatric Center
136 Kissane Ave #A, Brighton, MI 48116
Gleaners Shared Harvest Pantry
5924 Sterling Dr, Howell, MI 48843
Funding for this program is provided by St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.