Community-Clinical Linkages

Goal:  Improve chronic disease outcomes by helping to extend the continuum of care and offering support and resources for patients from the point of care to the places where they live, work, and play. 

The Produce Prescription program works to help residents in low-resource neighborhoods foster healthier eating habits through fostering healthier eating habits; providing economic incentives and education to encourage healthy food choices, and increasing the use of farmers’ markets.

This strategy used a systematic approach to test the combined effect of a systems change initiative and a communication strategy for providing smoking cessation assistance in the primary health care setting.