KTLA covered Project Angel Food's launch event for the new statewide Food is Medicine pilot program. The program will provide 1,000 Medi-Cal patients who have congestive heart failure with free, low-sodium fresh meals at no cost to them. The pilot will document how medically tailored meals can lead to better outcomes and lower health care costs.
L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated plan in the country, awarded a grant of $150,000 to Project Angel Food to support the pilot program's activities in L.A. County. The funds from L.A. Care will be used for a refrigerated delivery van, a driver, and one of the registered dieticians.
For more information about the program, view L.A. Care's Food is Medicine press release.
About L.A. Care Health Plan
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.