Food is Medicine Consultancy
healthcare innovation initiatives.
Research & Strategy
Proposals, Analysis, White Papers, Advocacy, Strategic Planning, Communications, Partnerships
Programs & Initiatives
Health Platform and Program Design, Implementation, Program Evaluation, Evidence-Based Initiatives
Presentations, Workshops, Trainings, Outreach and Community Engagement
We focus on initiatives that address the social drivers of health
and prevent diet- and lifestyle-related chronic disease
through program development,
thought-leadership and partnership creation.
We work with healthcare innovators pushing boundaries to deliver new products, programs, and services,
and with those investing in solutions.
We're proponents of food as medicine,
health justice and equity,
community health and whole health.
Examples from our portfolio.
JustHealth® is a Food is Medicine consultancy serving the Washington, DC area. We provide research, program and policy development, and technical assistance to improve health outcomes among individuals, families and communities. Our clients range from government agencies, community-based and national nonprofits, health centers, and start-up and growth stage businesses who seek innovation, systems change, or evidence-based, health-related programming that improves the status quo.
WORKING WITH US
We begin by deeply listening to your needs and developing a scope of services. We’re flexible enough to provide the time-commitment you need to achieve your vision, whether that’s a one-time workshop or strategic planning session, a speaking engagement or research project, or a multi-year program rollout.
Then, we bring together the right expertise to meet your needs, drawing on our deep ties in the health and wellness sector. We immerse ourselves in your vision, and work with you to help you achieve your leadership objectives.
We check-in regularly to solicit feedback, refine work plans, and identify obstacles before they emerge. We excel at facilitating meaningful dialogue that translates vision and goals into action.
Founder & Principal Consultant Jill Sheppard Davenport, MPP, MS, LDN is a nutrition and policy expert, with twenty years of experience directing, managing and implementing health promotion initiatives, food as medicine projects, and public policy, research and advocacy work.
She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard
Kennedy School, a Master's of Science in Nutrition
from the Maryland University of Integrative Health,
and national board certifications in both nutrition
and health coaching.
Jill is committed to supporting families, communities,
and institutions pursuing healthier futures.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING
“I can’t begin to quantify how much I learned, and the nutritional coaching we received was transformative. Not only have I completely changed life-long habits, allowing me to part with at least half of my wardrobe, but I was able to stop taking three medications because I no longer needed them. Perhaps, my greatest reward was embracing my own inner resolve and capacity for change.”
Kathy Bixby, Advance Practice Nurse & Veteran, MSN, RN
"Trainer is great. Excellent presentation skills.”
DC Metropolitan Police Department, Office of Communications
I appreciate the balance between empathetic and direct.”
Director, U.S. Senate Page Program
"Jill's breadth of knowledge, combined with natural warmth, empathy, and innate listening ability, distinguishes her as an expert in her field and a true joy to work with."
Elisa Merendino, Family-to-Family Instructor, NAMI Montgomery County, MD
“Jill is a phenomenal presenter. I've tried these types of training before with no success. Jill's calming voice and passion for her students helped me truly understand mindfulness training. I didn't want it to end!"
Adrienne Lightfoot, Program Coordinator, D.C. Department of Behavioral Health
DC Child and Family Services Agency
DC Department of Behavioral Health
DC Metropolitan Police Academy
DC Office of Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice
District of Columbia Public Schools
US Attorney General Trauma Conference
US Senate Employee Assistance Program
Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Non-governmental and nonprofit:
American Nutrition Association
Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard
Ctrl M Health
Meals on Wheels America
National Alliance on Mental Illness of DC (NAMI-DC)
Our Door Community Wellness Center
Pathways to Housing
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL)
Total Family Care Coalition
United Mine Workers of America Health & Retirement Funds
We're looking forward to hearing from you!