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Michelle L. Axe, MS, CHES - ChristianaCare. Wilmington, DE, US

Michelle L. Axe, MS, CHES

Community Health Program Manager | ChristianaCare


Michelle Axe is a Community Health Program Manager overseeing the departments food and social care initiatives.



Michelle Axe is a Community Health Program Manager overseeing food and social care initiatives. In this role, Michelle leads evidence-based food is medicine programming, and manages both a social care closed loop referral platform and a digital transportation marketplace. These initiatives are helping ChristianaCare patients get connected to the clinical services and social care resources they need.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Food as Medicine

Social Care

Strategic Planning

Digital Transportation

Education (1)

University of Delaware: M.S., Public Health Education and Promotion 2014






Food is Medicine with Michelle Axe and Rob Gurnee Improving Health and Fighting Food Insecurity Through the Delaware Food Farmacy


Media Appearances (1)

ChristianaCare’s Michelle Axe Presents the Delaware Food Farmacy

Lutheran Community Services  online


As Michelle explains, “Many low-income, food-insecure individuals diagnosed with chronic diseases like hypertension, congestive heart failure and diabetes experience worse health outcomes often as a result of the ‘treat or eat’ dilemma.” That is, patients find themselves choosing between spending money to address chronic health conditions (with medication, appointment co-pays, and other costs) or paying for food, housing, and utilities. The DFF helps patients manage their health by providing food as medicine.

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Event Appearances (4)

The Delaware Food Farmacy a Collaboration of Community Partners

(2023) Christ Church Outreach Agency Breakfast  

Room at the Table Annual Fundraising Event

(2023) Lutheran Community Services  

Update Around the State

(2022) Annual Farm & Food Planning and Networking Seminar  

Delaware Urban Farm & Food Coalition Annual Meeting

(2022) Delaware Agriculture Week  

Speaking Style

Languages (1)

  • English