Comprehensive and Medically Appropriate Food Support Is Associated with Improved HIV and Diabetes Health

April 24th, 2017

  Food Is Medicine Coalition partner, Project Open Hand, is proud to announce the completion and publication of a scientific collaboration with physicians and researchers from UC San Francisco that demonstrates with data how the healing power of nutritious food is crucial for serving the critically ill. The study, published the peer-reviewed Journal of Urban Health, […]

Effects of the Political Climate on the LGBTQ Community by Volunteer Jared Johnson

April 24th, 2017

On January 20th, 2017, Donald J. Trump became the President of the United States of America. To many this past election is a sore subject, and to others this is a symbol of pride. Political parties and groups disagree on whether or not President Trump will change the United States for the better. Since Donald […]

Alzheimer’s & Dementia in an LGBT World

April 21st, 2017

Sponsored by the Frank L. Ray Memorial Fund at Our Fund Foundation & Northern Trust With a significant number of older lesbian women and gay men who live alone, how can one be prepared for the challenges associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia? These two diseases can force individuals back into the closet if they face […]

Poverello’s Second Thrift Store Location Begins Demolition/Build-Out

April 18th, 2017

The seven year lease commitment made by the Board of Directors at Poverello Several years ago is finally seeing signs of life. While we don’t begin paying rent until the build-out is complete, the property shows signs of demolition. The property was damaged during one of our last hurricanes and contractors have been working to pull permits for quite some time. […]

Want to Support Strategic Planning at NIH aimed at Food and Nutritional Services?

April 17th, 2017

Deadline Extended to April 28th! Help inform NIH about the importance of our research! The NIH Nutrition Research Task Force (NRTF) is developing the first-ever, NIH-wide, strategic plan for nutrition research. NIH is choosing research options based on community voting – and we need you! The strategic plan will emphasize cross-cutting, innovative opportunities to advance […]

Our newest Board member

April 12th, 2017

  We would like to welcome our newest Board Director Dr. Réquel Lopes  Dr. Lopes AP, Dipl. OM (NCCAOM)  is an Acupuncture Physician from Cape Cod, MA. She has spent 20 years working in public health, development and fundraising including working in the HIV/AIDS community. Owner of Dragonfly Wellness, she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the Barnard College of Columbia University in New York. […]

Food Insecurity and its Impact on Chronic Disease

October 10th, 2014

What is exactly is “Food Insecurity” and why is important for people with chronic disease like HIV? The defining characteristic of food insecurity is that during a given year, the food intake of an individual is reduced and their normal eating patterns are disrupted because they lack money for food. South Florida may seem rich […]

Food Is Medicine

October 10th, 2014

The food we eat gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly. If we don’t get the right nutrition our bodies ability to breakdown food and transform it into energy suffers and our health declines.If we get too much food, or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions, we can […]

Health Care Reform Affects People With HIV

July 21st, 2014

“Health Care For All” has been a battle cry heard in the United States for many years. Fortunately the hope that all people, regardless of their income, will have access to health insurance has become a reality. In 2010 the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. The Affordable Care Act is aimed at reforming […]

Good Nutrition Reduces the Cost of HIV Health Care

June 9th, 2014

It is traditional wisdom that how we eat affects our health. Before the advent of modern pharmaceuticals, food and herbs were the main tools available to help people heal and remain healthy. In the case of HIV treatment, pharmaceuticals and food together increase health outcomes and even decrease the medical costs of HIV care. Malnutrition […]

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