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CONTACT: Paige Rohe, 404-924-8295
ATLANTA (Dec. 9, 2022) – The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is excited to announce recipients of the Million Hearts® Health Equity Implementation funding!
NACDD reviewed more than 100 applications from organizations who submitted proposals in response to the Million Hearts® Health Equity Implementation RFP. The following six organizations were selected to implement evidence-based strategies to improve cardiovascular health and advance health equity:
- Huddle Up Moms (VA): focusing on pregnant and postpartum women with hypertension by providing self-measured blood pressure cuffs and care navigation.
- Midvale Community Building Community (UT): focusing on low-income patients served in their free and charitable care clinic, proving needed blood pressure cuffs and medications needed for tobacco cessation.
- St. James Healthcare (MT): focusing on addressing care desserts for rural heart failure patients.
- UCONN Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine (CT): focusing on pregnant and postpartum women with hypertension by providing self-measured blood pressure cuffs and needed support for at-risk pregnant women.
- University of Pittsburgh Pharmacist Care Network (PA): focusing on low-income patients with hypertension through a network of community pharmacists. to support patients with hypertension.
- West Virginia University School of Pharmacy (WV): focusing on rural patients by increasing access to care through a pharmacy intervention on virtual medication optimization for heart failure patients.
Each organization will receive up to $50,000 to effectively implement Million Hearts® strategies among priority populations to advance health equity between January – June 2023. Each grantee will focus on a Million Hearts® priority population and implementing appropriate strategies outlined in Million Hearts® 2027 Focusing on Health Equity to address their needs.
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
Promoting Health. Preventing Disease.
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and its more than 7,000 Members seek to strengthen state-based leadership and expertise for chronic disease prevention and control in states and nationally. Established in 1988, in partnership with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NACDD is the only membership association of its kind to serve and represent every chronic disease division in all states and U.S. territories. For more information, visit chronicdisease.org.