April 2, 2019

Foundation’s Innovation Fellow discusses progress for new food prescription delivery service

Through The Innovation Mission fellowship, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is empowering five experts to develop their own innovative approaches to breaking the cycle of poverty.

Dabney Conwell, vice president, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging and executive director, Rose Centers for Aging Well, is laying the groundwork for a food prescription delivery service that provides meals medically tailored to chronic health conditions with in-person delivery that can alleviate the negative effects of isolation for elder Ohioans. The service will also offer seniors the opportunity to have a weekly phone call with a volunteer prepared to help them with nutrition discussion and general conversation.

The fellows are reaching the end of their time in the fellowship, with their big ideas evolving over the past 18 months. In this video, Dabney discusses how far she has come in her work to break the cycle of poverty in Cleveland.

Learn more about her innovative approach and how food forms the foundation for restorative health in the video or this blog post she wrote last year.

The Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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