It has been well established that solely addressing an individual’s medical needs only impacts their overall health by 20-30%. The remaining aspects of their health are social determinants of health. By addressing the needs of the whole person, true health change can occur. With that in mind, Millennium Collaborative Care has participated in a community based coalition to bring healthy food options to two Buffalo corner stores.
The initiative was organized by Mobile Safety-Net Team from the John R. Oishei Foundation. Working with several community organizations, fresh produce from local providers will be available at Food Plus Market, 414 East Amherst St., and Buff City Exclusive Market, 90 Lisbon Ave.
The Buffalo News article can be found online at: http://www.buffalonews.com/business/two-corner-stores-getting-coolers-for-fresh-produce-20160122