Million Hearts Partner: UB School of Nursing students and faculty
Million Hearts Partner: Greater Buffalo United Ministries
Buffalo, N.Y. – Millennium Collaborative Care, PPS, in partnership with Greater Buffalo United Ministries and the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, will be hosting three Million Hearts® health screening events throughout the month of October at Buffalo-area churches.
Adults 18-years of age and older can visit the following for free health screenings:
|Sun., Oct. 1, 2017||12:30 PM – 3 PM||Mt. Zion Baptist Church
1337 Calumet Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14305
|Sat., Oct. 14, 2017||10 AM – 12:30 PM||Hopewell Baptist Church
1301 Fillmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14211
|Sat., Oct. 21, 2017||10 AM – 1 PM||Second Baptist Church
18 Church St, Lackawanna, NY 14218
SIX HEALTH STATIONS
In addition to blood pressure screening by UB Nursing Students, attendees will visit three additional stations including: Personal Health Survey; Height and Weight; along with education and resources for nutrition and exercise.
“Cardiovascular disease which includes heart attacks and strokes is the leading reason for death across our eight Western New York counties,” said Kenneth Lee Gayles. M.D., Cardiologist, Gayles Medical; and Project Champion, Cardiovascular Disease/Million Hearts®.
“The goal of our Million Hearts® events is really to help people understand and control their blood pressure,” added Priti Bangia, Population Health Manager, Millennium Collaborative Care. “This is so important because blood pressure if not treated, can result in people having heart attacks and strokes.”
The Millennium, UB School of Nursing, Greater Buffalo United Ministries collaboration to bring the Million Hearts program to WNY communities earned a Spotlight on Population Health (SOPHi) award from P2 Collaborative of Western New York.
HEALTH INSURANCE/ PRIMARY CARE FOLLOW UP
After completing their testing and screening, a community navigator will also assist attendees with checking their eligibility for Medicaid, as well as help them find a primary care provider if they currently do not have one.
HEART DISEASE AND STROKE NATIONALLY
Heart disease and stroke are some of the top leading causes of death in the U.S. Statistics show that every 43 seconds someone has a heart attack in the U.S., as well as one American dies every four minutes from a stroke, according to millionhearts.hhs.gov.
Million Hearts® is a national initiative co-led by the Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with the goal of reducing the number of heart attacks and strokes by one million.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM COLLABORATIVE CARE
Igniting Healthcare Change in Western New York!
Millennium Collaborative Care (MCC), is a Performing Provider System (PPS) under New York State’s Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) Program, a statewide initiative championed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to fundamentally restructure the health care delivery system by reinvesting in the Medicaid program, with the primary goal of reducing avoidable hospital use by 25 percent over five years.
The mission of Millennium Collaborative Care is to collaborate and partner with physicians, healthcare providers and community-based organizations to improve the delivery of healthcare to Medicaid clients across Western New York’s eight counties (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming).
To follow our progress visit www.millenniumcc.org.