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PRCHN’s Erika Trapl, Anna Thornton Matos publish work on produce prescriptions and hypertension

Erika Trapl, associate director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhood (PRCHN) and associate professor of population and quantitative health sciences, and Anna Thornton Matos, REACH project manager at PRCHN, recently authored an article for Preventing Chronic Disease, a journal of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The article, titled “Dietary Impact of Produce Prescriptions for Patients with Hypertension,” focuses on the impact of produce prescriptions within the context of hypertension visits at safety net clinics. The paper evaluates intervention effectiveness on patient use of farmers’ markets and dietary change related to fruit and vegetable consumption.

Read the full article on the CDC website.