DSRIP Projects and Highlights

Evidence-Based Strategies for Cardiovascular Disease Management (CVD)

■ Western New York exceeds State in prevalence of High Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
■ Leading cause of death and hospitalization across all 8 counties of Western New York
■ Higher prevalence of CVD-related diseases leads to Strokes and Heart Failure

Millennium Community Intervention – Million Hearts® Program

  • Award-winning community-based cardiovascular health initiative led by Millennium Collaborative Care, in partnership with the University at Buffalo School of Nursing; Greater Buffalo United Ministries (GRUM); Dr. Kenneth Gayles, Cardiologist; and American Heart Association – WNY Chapter
  • Community screenings for Heart Health were implemented at churches, community centers and schools in high risk zip codes
  • Screening Program has been active from 2016-present
  • 26 events held in high-risk zip codes across Western New York
  • + 600 attendees at 18 churches and 8 community locations
  • Blood Pressure, Height/Weight screening
  • Pharmacy evaluation
  • Diet, Exercise, Physical activity education

Demographic data collected

  • 70 % attendees were female
  • 70 % with Pre-Hypertension (BP >120/80 or High Blood Pressure > 140/90)

Dr. Susan Grinslade, Undergraduate Programs; Clinical Professor, UB School of Nursing with Priti Bangia and Pastor Pointer.

The University at Buffalo School of Nursing presented The Patricia H. Garman Award for Excellence in Service to Priti Bangia, former Population Health Performance Manager, Millennium Collaborative Care; and Kinzer M. Pointer, Jr., Pastor of Agape Fellowship Baptist Church and Chair, Millennium Board of Managers for their outstanding collaboration with the School of Nursing on Million Hearts®. The program was co-led by UB Nursing’s Dr. Susan Grinslade, PhD, RN, PHCNS, BC, Assistant Dean (right), and supported by UB Nursing students as a component of their curriculum.

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The Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC) is the parent organization of Millennium Collaborative Care

Millennium Collaborative Care

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Buffalo, NY, 14215

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