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Attane Health

A food-as-medicine marketplace and nutrition platform

  • Company
  • Healthcare
  • America
  • 2022
  • Active

The challenge

Millions of Americans grapple with food insecurity and limited access to healthy food, driving up healthcare costs by $1,834 per food-insecure adult. These individuals also face a higher risk of chronic conditions, leading to costly acute care. The growth of food-as-medicine has been slow in Medicaid, with most focus on Medicare Advantage and post-acute care.

The innovation

Free from Market helps health plans and providers tackle food insecurity and its impact on Medicaid beneficiaries’ health. Users receive food prescriptions and credits to purchase non-perishable groceries from an online marketplace, allowing the healthcare system to subsidize their food expenses beyond SNAP/WIC benefits. The platform ensures medically-vetted food products tailored to users’ chronic health conditions and delivers them nationwide.