Why This Bay Area County Is Betting Big On Food Pharmacies For Low-Income Patients

La Clinica’s food pharmacy is part of what experts and organizers say is a burgeoning “food is medicine movement” unfolding nationwide amid a growing consensus that access to fresh produce can improve the health of underserved communities. It’s an approach that’s gaining traction across the country, with clinic-based food pharmacies popping up in recent years everywhere from Philadelphia to Houston.



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