Food as Home Health Care — California Funds Delivery of Healthy Food

The state of California is funding a three-year, $6 million project to test whether home delivery of healthy food will impact hospital readmission and long-term care referrals, according to the New York Times. Researchers from Stanford University, the University of California, and San Francisco will study whether nutritious food deliveries to 1000 patients with Type-2…

Study: Medically-Tailored Meal Delivery Reduces Health Care Costs

A Massachusetts study indicates regular meal deliveries to the homes of ‚Äúnutritionally vulnerable‚ÄĚ people could reduce their use of expensive health care by limiting or preventing hospital admissions, visits to the emergency room, and calls for an ambulance. The study appears in the April issue of Health Affairs. The study examined medical claims for Medicare-and-Medicaid-eligible…