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Hackensack Meridian Healthy Connections

Hackensack Meridian Healthy Connections is Hackensack Meridian’s social determinants of health program that helps patients with their non-medical needs. Hackensack Meridian Healthy Connections has provided more than 2.5 million referrals to its patients for support beyond traditional health care.

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Fresh Match Program

Hackensack Meridian’s Fresh Match program aims to increase the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables for New Jersey Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) recipients. Fresh Match will be available at grocery stores in seven counties in New Jersey.

Medication Program

Hackensack Meridian Healthy Connections Medications provides our uninsured and discharged patients with medications for chronic conditions at no cost. Patients who receive a prescription receive refills at their local Hackensack Meridian Health pharmacy with no out of pocket costs.

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Medically Tailored Meals

Medically Tailored Meals Hackensack Meridian Healthy Connections Meals provides discharged, eligible patients with two medically tailored meals per day for up to one week in a reusable, insulated cooler bag. Medically tailored meals are reviewed by Hackensack Meridian’s medical team and provided to patients based on their medical and dietary needs.

In the News

Hackensack Meridian Health Receives $3 Million Grant to Make Fresh Produce More Accessible to Families in Need

Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health system, is launching a new program called Fresh Match this fall that will make fresh produce more accessible to families in need.

Social Determinants of Health Program Healthy Connections Hits Major Milestone with One Million Referrals

Hackensack Meridian Health facilitated 1 million referrals to social service agencies to provide assistance beyond traditional healthcare for patients throughout NJ.

Healthy Connections Meals Program Receives $125,000 FirstEnergy Foundation Grant

Grant will help Jersey Shore University Medical Center provide easy, healthy, medically tailored meals to more patients.

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