FARMacy WV is starting a brand new 2019 year, and we are excited to announce a new partnership with Upsur County and the Tri-County Health Clinic ( Community Care of WV) in Rock Cave, WV. They are on board to start this June with a collaboration with local growers. We welcome them to our FARMacy WV program and know that they will make a difference in the lives of their patients by providing healthy food, as well as nutrition and cooking education, to help fight chronic disease. The program will be starting at the end of June. Thank you so much to Jenna Ward,PA-C who made this program a reality!
FARMacy WV welcomes back GO Local, Grow Local. They provided fresh produce to Health Right patients in Wetzel County last summer, and this year will expand to several other practitioner offices in that area! They had a successful 2018 and are ready to leave the starting gate this week to provide fresh produce to patients who continue to suffer with chronic disease. A shout out to Lisa Dumars whose hard work in coordinating this wonderful project made it all possible!
Wheeling Health Right is also gearing up in collaboration once again with Grow Ohio Valley to provide even more Health Right patients with fresh produce starting June 27th. We are looking forward to a successful summer of fresh healthy produce, lots of recipe exchanges with our WV Extension Office representative, Molly Poffenburger, and gardening information with our resident Master Gardner, Rev. Ralph Dunkin.
I am happy to report that we have had more inquiries than ever before from all over the state about starting programs. We have even been in touch with a clinic in Wyoming who is planning on using the FARMacy WV model to treat patients with chronic addictions.
I am also excited about a new educational partnership that FARMacy WV has made with THE WELLNESS BRIDGE program and founder, Judi Hladek. She will be providing education about nutrition and wellness with the goals of life style change and healthy eating to treat and prevent chronic disease. Health Right patients who participate in FARMacy 2019 will be afforded the opportunity to participate in the Wellness Bridge to boost their knowledge of why FOOD IS MEDICINE.
So as you can see, FARMacy WV 2019 is off to a solid start, and is ready for a healthy and educational summer! Four years strong and growing, GO FARMacy!