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Missouri Cardiovascular Health Program

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The Missouri Cardiovascular Health Program is partnering with the Missouri Diabetes Prevention and Control Program Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to administer and evaluate a comprehensive approach to improving standards of care for patients with cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. The partners are using a registry of clinical data on patients, thus making it possible to aggressively follow-up on and monitor patients. The FQHCs offer a unique opportunity to reach Missouri's high-risk minority and low-income residents, many of whom live in rural areas. In addition, the Missouri Cardiovascular Health Program has partnered with the Missouri Patient Care Review Foundation, the American Heart Association, and the Missouri Hospital Association to promote the American Heart Association's guidelines for the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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Site or Location Name: The Missouri Cardiovascular Health Program; Partnering With Federally Qualified Health Centers to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Unit of Chronic Disease Control, 920 Wildwood Drive, P.O. Box 570
Jefferson, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 522-2860