Wholesome Wave Georgia, a nonprofit that provides access to healthy food choices, announced today they are partnering with Unite Us, the nation’s leading technology company connecting health and social care, to address food insecurities for individuals and families across the state of Georgia, through the coordinated care network known as Unite Georgia.
Wholesome Wave Georgia works with 77 farmers’ markets, farm stands, and retail locations to match the value of SNAP/EBT spending on fresh, healthy, and locally grown produce. In addition, as a Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) SNAP Outreach partner, Wholesome Wave Georgia screens, enrolls, and renews individuals in SNAP benefits at partner markets, community events, and our East Point office. Additionally, Wholesome Wave Georgia partners with healthcare providers around the state to offer health education, plus fruit and vegetable prescriptions redeemable at participating local produce retailers, to food-insecure Georgians managing diet-related illnesses.
Unite Us connects people to much-needed resources and social services such as assistance with food insecurities, housing, and employment needs. They partner with nonprofit community-based organizations, like Wholesome Wave, that provide resources to community members in order to streamline collaboration.
“The Unite Us Platform helps us better serve our neighbors by keeping our statewide partners connected,” said Will Sellers, Executive Director, Wholesome Wave Georgia. “This client-centric approach ensures that our neighbors get the resource and support they deserve. We are grateful to Unite Us for their platform and to be part of this community,” he added.
Together, Wholesome Wave Georgia and Unite Us will be able to securely connect people in need to critical resources and services to support food-insecure families through the Unite Georgia network. Unite Us’ coordinated care network provides a central point of contact where health care providers, social service organizations, and individuals can securely access and refer people to needed services while monitoring progress and measuring outcomes at scale.
“Our partnership with Wholesome Wave Georgia aligns with our goal to connect residents to much-needed services and resources,” said Tori Guy, Community Engagement Manager, Unite Us. “Our team works together to support and train network partners who coordinate care, no matter where in the state people live. Our overall intent is to increase equitable access to care, and get individuals the help they need when needed,” she added.
To learn more about services offered through the Wholesome Wave, visit www.wholesomewavegeorgia.org. For organizations and providers curious about participating in the Unite Georgia network, visit https://georgia.uniteus.com/.