Over the last several decades, Produce Prescription Programs have emerged as promising approach to improve health outcomes, reduce food insecurity, and manage long-term health care costs. These Programs enable health care providers to distribute benefits/vouchers for fruits and vegetables to patients living with, or at risk of, diet-related health conditions such as diabetes or hypertension. Despite mounting evidence that that Produce Prescription Programs can improve health outcomes by promoting affordable access to healthy foods, availability of these services remains limited in many areas of the country.

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School is excited to announce the launch of its new report analyzing current barriers and policy opportunities for expanding access to Produce Prescription Programs across the United States. This Web Forum will provide an overview of key findings from the report as well as provide insights from experts in the produce prescription field.

Presenters

Robert Greenwald, JD

Clinical Professor of Law, Faculty Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

Robert Greenwald is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Faculty Director of the Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. In addition to teaching seminars in health and public health law and policy, for over 25 years Robert has been engaged in state…

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Devon Klatell, MA

Managing Director, Food Initiative

The Rockefeller Foundation

Devon Klatell is Managing Director, Food Initiative at The Rockefeller Foundation. In this role, Ms. Klatell leads the Foundation’s work to advance a more nourishing and sustainable food system in the United States. Currently, she is collaborating with schools, healthcare insurers, hospitals, food service businesses, policy advocates and communities to…

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Michel Nischan

Co-founder & Chairman

Wholesome Wave

Michel Nischan is a four-time James Beard Award winning chef with over 35 years of leadership advocating for a more healthful, sustainable food system. He is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Wholesome Wave. He is also Co-Founder of the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs Action Network, as well as Founder and Partner…

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Steven Chen, MD

Chief Medical Officer

ALL IN Alameda

Steven Chen, MD, as the Chief Medical Officer of ALL IN Alameda County, brings an integrative health equity lens to ALL IN’s work on poverty. His areas of expertise include integrative medicine, health equity, and innovative models of care that address social determinants of health (SDOH) and improve health outcomes.…

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Katie Garfield, JD

Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

Katie is a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School. Katie joined the Center in 2014 and currently co-leads the Center’s Whole Person Care initiatives, including the Center’s Food is Medicine project. As part of these initiatives, she has had the opportunity…

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Ashley Price, PhD, MPH

Senior Research Program Leader, Family Medicine and Community Health

Duke University

Ashley Price, Ph.D., MPH is the Senior Research Program Leader and Lead Research Administrator for the Department of Family Medicine and Community at the Duke University School of Medicine. She also serves as Program Coordinator for CARiNG-StARR Research Residency Pathway. Dr. Price focuses on the delivery of policy-relevant applied social…

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Emma Scott, JD

Clinical Instructor, Food Law and Policy Clinic, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovatio

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

Emma Scott is a Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic. She oversees FLPC’s Sustainable and Equitable Food Production Initiative and the Clinic’s ongoing collaborations in the Mississippi Delta region as a member of the Delta Directions Consortium. She leads FLPC’s farm bill policy work…

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Moderator

Sarah Downer, JD

Associate Director, Whole Person Care, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Cambridge, MA

Sarah Downer is a Clinical Instructor at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and co-directs the Center’s Whole Person Care Initiative, which seeks to improve care for underserved individuals at every point of interaction with the health care system. She serves as a Special…

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