The Health Crosscutting Team works to better connect the food system and the health care system by:

  • Promoting health care settings as a viable venue for local food
  • Supporting local food system programs that improve health outcomes (produce prescription programs, workplace wellness CSAs, etc.)
  • Better understanding the role local food systems play in improving the health of Vermonters


Health Cross-Cutting Team (HCCT) Annual Update

The Health Cross-Cutting Team (HCCT) recently completed a statewide inventory of programs that support food security with a focus on programs that are affiliated with healthcare settings. The group also contributed to Vermont’s 5-year State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), a project led by the Health Department, developing strategies around food as medicine to be included as part of the plan.

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Increasing Local Food Availability and Affordability in All Market Channels

Over the past year, the Farm to Plate Health Cross-Cutting Team has explored ways in which the healthcare system can be used to increase access to healthy, local food for all Vermonters. As part of this effort, the group successfully submitted strategies on food access to the 2019-2023 State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP).

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