Food prescriptions


session 2021-2022
priority Standard
Author Bonta
position Support
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Would require the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to establish a pilot program for a 2-year period in 3 counties, including the County of Alameda, to provide food prescriptions for medically supportive food, such as healthy food vouchers or renewable food prescriptions, to eligible Medi-Cal beneficiaries, including individuals with chronic health condition, such as diabetes and hypertension, when utilizing evidence-based practices that demonstrate the prevention, reduction, or reversal of those specified diseases.