Food is Medicine: CHLPI Presents Policy Roundtable on Integrating Food Interventions into Healthcare

On December 2, 2015, The Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School will host Beating Type 2 Diabetes: Integrating Food Interventions into Healthcare, the final event of a 3-part series aimed at improving the federal response to diabetes in Washington, D.C.

The event will bring together a wide range of diabetes stakeholders, ranging from government agencies to advocacy leaders, to discuss how federal food and health policy can improve nationwide health outcomes for people at risk for or living with type 2 diabetes.

“There is increasing awareness among healthcare providers and advocates that food can play a crucial role in helping people with diabetes and prediabetes stay healthy and avoid hospitalizations and emergency room visits,” said Robert Greenwald, JD, Director of CHLPI and Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. “With this roundtable, our hope is to engage decision-makers and ignite a federal response that could reduce healthcare costs and—more importantly—significantly improve the lives of many diabetes and prediabetes patients. For people with diet-related chronic illness, food is medicine.”

Read the full press release on the policy roundtable here.

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