Healthify and Tangelo establish partnership to increase access to fresh produce

Healthify, a company that works with healthcare organizations to integrate social determinants of health (SDoH) into the healthcare ecosystem, and Tangelo, a company that provides food-as-medicine programs, have announced a partnership to increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables for people in need in Ohio and Michigan.

"About 38% of Americans are food insecure and the lack of access to healthy and fresh nutrients remains a challenge," said Jeremy Cooley, founder and CEO of Tangelo. "This partnership with Healthify allows us to advance our mission to improve access to healthy food so people can eat well and live better."

Through this partnership, payers, providers, and staff at community-based organizations in Ohio and Michigan that are working with food insecure members can send food referrals to Tangelo via the Healthify platform. The referral automatically triggers a text to members who will be prompted to download the Tangelo app and fill out eligibility information. Members can then place orders for free fruits and vegetables for home delivery via the app. 

"The Covid-19 pandemic has disproportionately harmed families experiencing food insecurity and exacerbated those already suffering from diet-related chronic illnesses," said Manik Bhat, Founder and CEO of Healthify. "Tangelo's food-as-medicine programs provide a sustainable solution to provide healthy food to those who need it most. We are proud to work together with Tangelo, to help families live healthier and more productive lives."

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