Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rooted in Good Health

It’s great when research is brought to the next generation!

Health for America, part of the MedStar Institute for Innovation, is a group of young adults, tackling a health challenge that affects the national community. The goal of the fellowship is to “create an innovative solution that will improve lives” and they have certainly done that for our community.

The four fellows were led by MHRI’s own Michelle Magee, MD, director of the MedStar Diabetes Institute, based at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.

A Well-Rooted pantry delivery and recipe
WellRooted is a way for those living with diabetes to create a meal that is a healthy option for them. They can either cook a diabetes friendly meal at home or have a full meal delivered. In working with the MedStar Diabetes Institute and the tech incubator 1776, the fellows have created a plan that works for folks who are willing and able to cook their own meals and for those who may want to have full meals delivered.

The program is being piloted at both MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Great work to all those involved and I can’t wait to see what the next group of fellows (focusing on stroke) innovate for our community.

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