God’s Love We Deliver Partners with PPS on Nutritional Meal Delivery Pilot Program
God’s Love We Deliver (God's Love) is collaborating with MSPPS organizations, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Doctors Jackson Heights on a three month meal delivery pilot to provide nutritional meals to high-risk Medicaid patients with diabetes. In line with God’s Love belief that “food is medicine, food is love,” the goal of the pilot is to provide nutritional stability, increase comfort, and reduce hospital utilization for participants.
How does it work? MSPPS identified fifteen high-need adult Medicaid patients with diabetes for this pilot. Providers began referring patients to the program in August and meal delivery will begin in the fall once referred patients are enrolled to the program. God's Love will develop a nutritional assessment with each enrolled patient and tailor menus to each patient’s needs. These meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner and they will be delivered to each patient for three months.
“We are excited to be in this new partnership with Mount Sinai as well as the opportunity to work with the staff at both Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Jackson Heights to see what the impact of medically tailored meals can have on those individuals dealing with severe diabetes. Our hope is to support individuals who have been challenged by both their illness, and in management of their diet,” said Dorella Walters, Senior Director of External Program Affairs at God's Love.
God's Love will work with MSPPS track pilot progress. More results will be shared and reviewed once the program ends in December 2018.
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