Collaborating to Help Provide Nutrition Insecure Communities Access to Fresh Produce

Studies have shown that public transportation is a key driver of health and equity. And without equitable access to healthy foods, individuals and families are at much higher risk for developing chronic illness. So in 2015, we jumped at the opportunity to collaborate in an innovative food access solution called MARTA Fresh Market.

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Providing Critical Nutrition Support for Pregnant Mothers

Research has shown that access to healthy foods can improve health outcomes for women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and their babies. That’s where Open Hand Atlanta and our team of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) – who are also Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (CDCES) – are stepping in.

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Supporting Vulnerable Patients Discharged from Grady Hospital with Medically-Tailored Meals

The need for support doesn’t end when a patient leaves the hospital: in fact, being discharged is just the beginning of the healing process. But when a patient faces food insecurity, they're faced with a number of challenges that make it harder for them to prepare meals or access the nutrition they need to recover.

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Appreciation for Those Working on Behalf of our Vulnerable Seniors

By: Matthew Pieper, Executive Director

Since Open Hand Atlanta expanded our mission over 20 years ago, we have been squarely focused on helping our homebound and medically-fragile seniors better manage their health and improve their quality of life. Never has that been more important than over the past year and a half.

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Meet Mama T, Open Hand Client and Beloved Neighbor

Teresa—or "Mama T", as her neighbors lovingly refer to her—can often be seen in her garden or sitting on the front porch, surrounded by her beautiful yard. A very active and independent woman, she began slowing down when her health began to decline. In September 2020, she officially became an Open Hand client. 

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Jesse Hill Market: Innovative FAM Project Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Jesse Hill Market offers fresh, nutritious prepared meals, fresh produce and healthy grab and go sandwiches, soups and salads for Grady patients, staff, and the surrounding community. Located on the ground floor of the hospital parking deck, the market takes Food as Medicine to the next level.

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