Population health program decreases heart disease risk factors across an entire community

Five years into a 10-year study, a community-wide prevention program has seen initial promise in its goal of reducing heart and cardiovascular disease by reducing factors including high cholesterol/blood pressure, uncontrolled glucose, obesity, tobacco use, physical inactivity, low fruit/vegetable intake and medication underutilization/non-adherence. The number of participants with improved blood pressure and cholesterol levels has increased, and there has also been an improvement in fasting glucose and triglyceride levels, trends not seen on a national level. —> Read More