Presbyterian Hospital: Honoring local knowledge, growing health, and improving equity

Nourishing communities | Case study


Partnerships between farmers and health professionals are improving food access for the community.


  1. New Mexico is ranked 37th in the country for overall health and often has some of the worst rankings for social indicators of health, including rates higher than the national average for poverty, low food access, and food insecurity.
  2. Presbyterian Hospital is involved with three innovative projects focused on improving food access and health equity, made possible by their community benefit investments and cross-sector partnerships: La Cosecha Community Supported Agriculture, Healthy Here Mobile Farmers Market, and Healthy Here Wellness Referral Center
  3. Presbyterian’s food-related work is part of a system-wide effort coordinated by their Center for Community Health. The center has leveraged over $12.5 million in funding to help sustain their community health improvement work.

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