I talk to Community Servings CEO David Waters about using food as medicine, why good food is so important to critically ill patients, and what it takes to serve 675,000 medically-tailored meals each year.
David Waters has been involved with Community Servings since its inception in 1989, moving from volunteer to board member, Board Chair, Director of Development, and eventually CEO, in 1999. Under his leadership, Community Servings has evolved from a small neighborhood meals program delivering dinner to 30 people, to a critical regional program providing 15 medically-tailored meals plans to 1,850 people with acute life-threatening illnesses, their dependents, and caregivers in 20 Massachusetts communities.
An advocate for integrating accessible, medically tailored meals into the healthcare system, David has formed partnerships with leading healthcare payers and providers to better link clinical care and social services, designing some of the country’s first health insurance contracts for prescription meals.
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