Lauren Driscoll

Lauren Driscoll is the Founder & CEO of NourishedRx and a Medicare Advantage subject matter expert. She founded NourishedRx to support health plans’ efforts to address the most actionable and critical non-clinical needs of their members — nutrition insecurity and social isolation — with an aim to address the foundational challenges of health equity.

Lauren formerly served as a Principal at Leavitt Partners, a “Health Intelligence'' firm founded by former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Michael Leavitt, where she focused on social determinants of health as related to value-based care. Earlier in her career, she led the Medicare business at Oxford Health Plans prior to its acquisition by United Health Care. Lauren has an MPH from Columbia University and a BA from the University of Virginia.

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GLP-1s Alone Are Not the Answer to America’s Obesity and Chronic Illness Crises

Obesity/overweight is a significant causal factor in chronic illness and cancer. Weight loss can help people with obesity/overweight avoid and/or manage chronic illness. GLP-1s cause weight loss. So, are GLP-1s the answer to America’s obesity and chronic illness crises? Not if we overlook a key problem at the heart of both challenges: lack of access to nutritious food in the land of plenty.