AARP Foundation, through its Evidence Based Solutions grant competition, has funded Lee Health to increase their level of evidence and simultaneously work to refine their program model for future scalability.
—Larry Altier, System Director of Food & Nutrition Services at Lee Memorial Health System
This project will expand Lee Health ’s existing Flavor Harvest@HOME intervention to Lee Physician Group primary care practice facilities. The Flavor Harvest@HOME expansion aims to:
Community Linkages: Flavor Harvest@HOME refers Lee Health patients who do not meet the clinical criteria of malnourishment to local community agencies. This linkage allows individuals to obtain appropriate resources to support their recovery at home.
Healthcare Savings: In addition to improving the health status of their target population, Flavor Harvest@HOME’s nutrition intervention has been found to prevent readmissions, thereby reducing costs for hospital systems associated with additional care and readmissions fees.
Social Connectedness: The Flavor Harvest@HOME program provides individuals an opportunity to connect with a Registered Dietician as part of their program participation. Through this social interaction, participants learn to facilitate their own nutritional self-care while also receiving the additional benefit of social interaction.
Self-Reported Evidence: Two internal research studies conducted by the Lee Health Food and Nutrition Department with support from the Lee Health Foundation found that the four week Flavor Harvest@HOME nutritional intervention improved readmission rates among the study participants.
—Flavor Harvest@HOME Participant
We collaborate with grantee and partner organizations to identify evidence-based interventions that make transformational impact possible and address our strategic objectives.
Aging in Place
The Campus Kitchens Project
EatSF Food Voucher Program
Food on the Move
Help at Your Door
Home Care Cooperatives
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