Researchers write about experience of participants in prescription produce programs

A team of Case Western Reserve University researchers had their work published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

The piece was titled “’You Guys Really Care About Me…’: A Qualitative Exploration of a Produce Prescription Program in Safety Net Clinics” and the researchers were:

  • Allison V. Schlosser, a postdoctoral fellow in bioethics;
  • Samantha Smith, a data analyst, in epidemiology, surveillance and informatics for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health;
  • Kakul Joshi, a former Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods project manager and a predoctoral student in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences;
  • Erika S. Trapl, associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences and associate director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods; and
  • Shari Bolen, co-lead for the Center for Health Care Policy and Research and associate professor in the Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences.

The researchers’ work was aimed at understanding the experience participants in a produce prescription program have by looking at hypertensive adults at three safety-net clinics that partnered with 20 farmers’ markets in Cleveland

Read their paper.