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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 1 million referrals to its patients for support beyond traditional health care.

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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.

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 

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.

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.

Hackensack Meridian Health Launches Program To Connect Patients with Community Resources

Health network's partnership with NowPow is the largest program of its kind in the U.S. pioneering a more holistic and equitable approach to health

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