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 aim
s to increase fruit and vegetable
consumption and support healthy behavior change among parti
cipants with food insecur
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:
- 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.
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
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
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.