During his time at the Clinton School of Public Service, Caleb Cox worked with the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership, a nonprofit with the mission to implement sustainable community solutions to improve the healthcare infrastructure and strengthen healthcare delivery in south Arkansas.
Over the summer, Cox worked with the Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to design a toolkit for the organization’s food prescription and delivery program, Good Food Rx, with food pharmacy locations in the Delta communities of Lake Village and Helena.
The Good Food Rx food pharmacies address food insecurity among seniors in south Arkansas and advocate for a “food as medicine” approach to diet-intervention practices, by delivering healthy groceries for free each month.
Patients with diet-related conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and obesity are given food “prescriptions” for healthy, nutritious dietary options tailored to their health concerns.
Since the program launched in March of 2023, thousands of healthy meals have been delivered to Arkansas seniors.
The Clinton School Impact Minute is a recurring segment with Little Rock Public Radio, highlighting the Clinton School’s field service impact in Arkansas.
Since 2004, Clinton School students have completed more than 600 field service projects with nearly 300 organizations in Arkansas alone, creating immediate and long-term impact for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies across the state.