Views 297
Citations 0
News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
October 2, 2013

Medical Centers Find Strategic Partnerships With Farmers Markets

Author Affiliations

Copyright 2013 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.

JAMA. 2013;310(13):1333. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.277700

Patient-centered medical homes springing up around the country can get a boost in meeting national quality standards and performance measures from a unique strategic partner: farmers markets based at medical centers.

A case in point is the Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC), which opened a seasonal farmers market on its campus in 2010. The idea for the market came about as the medical center was transitioning to a patient-centered medical home model. Results from a community needs assessment showed that a farmers market would offer the medical center an opportunity to address important issues such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, women’s health and nutrition, and childhood obesity.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview