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Three-year nutrition intervention partner Project Open Hand aims to save taxpayer dollars by reducing hospital admissions

“SAN FRANCISCO, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Food Is Medicine Coalition reports that preliminary observations of a state-funded Medically Tailored Meals pilot project align with the goal of using food and nutrition therapy to improve the health of low-income Californians living with chronic illnesses, and heart failure in particular. Heart failure is a substantial burden on the US healthcare system, affecting 5.7 million Americans at an annual cost of $30.7 billion.1 Of these costs, 68% are attributed to direct medical expenditures, a large portion because of hospitalizations for decompensated heart failure……”