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New Town Success Zone joined several community partners to raise heart health awareness

March 21, 2022
According to an article published by the American Heart Association, poor diet quality is strongly associated with elevated risk of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality.
To celebrate National Heart Health Month the New Town Success Zone joined several Community Partners to raise awareness and distribute heart healthy food. In addition to a grocery giveaway Community Partners also educated constituents about cardiovascular disorders, provided critical care resources, and registered them for health insurance coverage. The Florida Black Nurses Association conducted Blood Pressure checks and COVID screenings so residents can know their status then follow up with a Physician. United Healthcare and Florida Blue advised on customizable plans to fit a variety of their medical needs. We were so grateful to see our neighbors taking advantage of free services and medical advice! With the assistance of 28 volunteers we served 372 residents 10,280 pounds of heart healthy food donated from Feeding Northeast Florida. Adherence to heart-healthy dietary patterns is associated with optimal cardiovascular health. Each person impacted lessen their likelihood of a cardiovascular crisis.

Cite :  American Heart Association  Click Here for Full Article