Representatives from the Health Department and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston have been invited to talk at a national conference about their partnership later this month.

Health Promotion and Accreditation Coordinator for the Livingston County Health Department, Chelsea Moxlow Lantto, has been invited to be a “story from the field” at an upcoming training conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 13th and 14th. Moxlow Lantto will be joined by Elisabeth Vanderpool, Director of Community Health for St. Joseph Mercy Livingston. The two will share examples of how the local health department and hospital have made a collaborative effort to improve community health throughout Livingston County.

One of the programs to be highlighted is Prescription for Health. Prescription for Health provides fresh produce and health education to patients who experience chronic illness and food insecurity. The program was built using the national Mobilizing for Action through Planning Partnerships framework. That M-A-P-P framework was also used to lay the foundation for the 2015-2020 Livingston County Community Health Improvement Plan.(MK)