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Navajo Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program

(Support for Navajo FVRx is provided by grants from Arizona First Things First, the Rx Foundation, and
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

The Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx) is an innovative program that partners with healthcare providers and local retailers to promote healthy eating. Here’s how it works: Clinic providers and community health workers identify families in local communities and invite them to participate. Families meet with a community outreach worker each month to learn about healthy habits. They get a monthly prescription (voucher) to buy fruits and vegetables at local stores on Navajo Nation. Participating stores are encouraged to offer a variety of fruits and vegetables, including locally-grown produce from Navajo farmers.

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For questions about the FVRx program, please contact fvrx@copeprogram.org

Providers: to access additional FVRx resources, click here

Healthy Navajo Store Initiative

The Healthy Navajo Stores Initiative is working to harness the potential of small stores in Navajo Nation. These stores, ranging from convenience stores to trading posts, are often the most readily accessible source of food for community members on Navajo Nation. The Healthy Navajo Stores Initiative (HNSI) aims to increase the amounts of fruits, vegetables, and traditional Diné foods that are offered in small stores on Navajo Nation. By promoting produce and traditional Diné foods through stocking, display, and promotional changes, a Healthy Navajo Store can provide community members with healthier food options and become leaders in the effort to reclaim a healthier Navajo Nation. HNSI is facilitated by COPE and works closely with store and community partners to identify stocking and marketing changes, as well as community initiatives.

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The map shows sites for both the redemption and clinical sites for the Navajo Fruit & Vegetable Prescription Program (FVRx). In addition, the map indicates stores participating in the Healthy Navajo Stores Initiative Program.

FVRx redemption sites are places where FVRx participants can go to redeem their vouchers for fruits and vegetables at various grocery stores, trading posts, and convenience stores. These retailers are encouraged to offer more produce as well as Diné Traditional Foods and locally grown food. By doing so, COPE implemented the Healthy Navajo Stores Initiative (HNSI). COPE strives to help communities on Navajo Nation to have access to healthier foods by partnering with local retailers and on-boarding them to the HNSI program. HNSI participants receive technical, eduational, and promotional resources from COPE to make positive in-store changes.

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Crownpoint/Eastern Agency

  • Bashas (Crownpoint)

  • Chaco Wash (Pueblo Pintado)

  • Counselor Stop & Go

  • Torreon Red Mesa Express

  • Mickey's Save Way

  • Pine Hill Market

 

Shiprock/Northern Agency

  • Aneth Red Mesa Express

  • City Market (Shiprock)

  • Mexican Water Sinclair

  • Montezuma Creek Red Mesa Express

  • Sheep Springs Express

  • Teec Nos Pos Trading Post

Chinle/Central Agency

  • Bashas (Chinle)

  • Bashas (Piñon)

  • Rocky Ridge Gas & Market

  • Totsoh Trading Post (Lukachukai)

  • Tsaile Alon

  • Wheatfiels Lakeside Store

 

Tuba City/Western Agency

  • Goulding's Grocery Store
    (Monument Valley)

  • Kaibeto Market

  • Simpson's Market

  • Tonalea Sinclair

Fort Defiance Agency

  • Bashas (Dilkon)

  • Naschitti Red Mesa Express

  • Keams Canyon Shopping Center

  • Sawmill Red Mesa Express

  • Steamboat Red Mesa Express

  • T & R Market (Gallup)

  • Bashas (Window Rock)

  • Mora's Grocery (Ganado)

WATCH

Update on our Healthy Navajo Stores Initiative

HNSI - Healthy Eats! Series

Program Coordinator, Robert Alsburg, demonstrates how to make a delicious smoothie with fruits and vegetables.

In this video we explore what squash is, how to distinguish, how to prepare squash and finally, provide a simple recipe that is easy to make.

How You Can Help

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The efforts described on this page are supported by grants to COPE 501(c)3 and grants to our partner organizations, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Partners In Health.

Community Outreach & Patient Empowerment Program 

208 W Coal Ave. | Gallup, NM 87301

info@copeprogram.org
 

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