Prescription for Health
Livingston County Health Department
2300 E Grand River Ave
Suite 102
Howell, MI 48843
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Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed County Holidays
Public Health
Phone: 517.546.9850
Fax: 517.546.6995
Environmental Health
Phone: 517.546.9858
Fax: 517.546.9853

Prescription for Health

Participation is available by referral only. If interested, please contact one of the referral partners listed below.
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 provides support, education, assistance setting health goals, and up to $200 to spend on fruits and vegetables.

After enrolling in the program, participants periodically check in with Prescription for Health staff at participating farmers market locations in the Howell and Brighton areas. Each time a participant checks in, they receive a set number of tokens, which can be used like cash to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers markets. During each visit, participants also have a brief conversation with staff about the health goals they are working towards and how progress is going to achieving those goals.

Prescription for Health aims to:
  1. Increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables among participants.
  2. Foster healthy behavior change in program participants by providing nutrition education, referrals to community resources, and support from Community Health Workers.
  3. 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.
  4. Support development of the local food system and economy.

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

How to Participate

Participation in Prescription for Health is available by referral only. If interested in participating, please contact one of the referral partners listed below.

Resources for Participants

Outcome Reports

2023 Referral Partners

Trinity Health Academic Family Medicine - Brighton
7575 Grand River Ave, Suite 210, Brighton, MI 48114
Livingston County Community Mental Health
2280 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

Livingston County Women Infants and Children (WIC)
2300 E. Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

Funding for this program is generously provided by Trinity Health.

Updated 4/2023