Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based health care providers located in urban, suburban and rural communities that provide care in underserved areas. FQHCs serve a critical role in the health care safety net by providing comprehensive primary and preventative care regardless of an individuals’ ability to pay.
The American Heart Association has partnered with Central Virginia Health Services (CVHS) to improve chronic disease control across their 15+ clinical sites through enrollment in our Target BP and Target Type II Diabetes programs.
Local Community Impact Director, Dionne Henderson, shared “establishing relationships with FQHCs and free clinics will be critical in achieving our 2030 goal of equitably increasing life expectancy by insuring that high-quality primary health care is provided to ANYONE who needs it. Together we have the opportunity to improve the overall health of more than 44,000 of our state’s most vulnerable patients.”
Target: BP™ is a national initiative formed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in response to the high prevalence of uncontrolled blood pressure (BP). Target: BP helps health care organizations and care teams, at no cost, improve BP control rates through an evidence-based quality improvement program and recognizes organizations committed to improving BP control.
Find more resources on blood pressure at: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/find-high-blood-pressure-tools–resources
Living with diabetes can be overwhelming because of the many lifestyle changes needed to manage the disease. These free tools can help you reach your treatment goals and better manage diabetes. More information can be found here: https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/diabetes/diabetes-tools–resources
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