The California Health Report mentioned L.A. Care's support of Project Angel Food and the statewide Food is Medicine program in "Can Chef-Made Meals Serve as Medicine? State’s Low-Income Insurance Aims to Find Out". The article looks at how Project Angel Food is preparing meals for the new state pilot initiative that aims to reduce hospital readmissions for Medi-Cal patients with congestive heart failure.
While the state provides $250,000 annually to Project Angel Food for the meals, L.A. Care gave a $150,000 grant to purchase a refrigerated delivery van and secure a driver and one of the registered dieticians.
Learn more about the Food is Medicine initiative.
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L.A. Care Health Plan is a public entity and community-accountable health plan serving residents of Los Angeles County through a variety of health coverage programs including L.A. Care Covered™, Medi-Cal, L.A. Care Cal MediConnect Plan and PASC-SEIU Homecare Workers Health Care Plan. L.A. Care is a leader in developing new programs through innovative partnerships designed to provide health coverage to vulnerable populations and to support the safety net. With more than 2 million members, L.A. Care is the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan.