The American Heart Association presents outpatient program achievement awards for proven dedication to ensuring patients have access to best practices that reduce risk of heart disease and stroke
Neighborhood Health Association (NHA) has received three American Heart Association outpatient program achievement awards in recognition for its commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke by improving high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and blood pressure management. The awards recognize a commitment to following the latest evidence- and science-based care guidelines.
Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack, stroke or heart failure. High cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and uncontrolled high blood pressure are leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but with timely diagnosis, research-based treatment and education, these conditions can be managed.
“We are proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our focus on Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure management and care,” said Luke Mallory, director of quality improvement. “By participating in these programs, we are able to put the science of the latest clinical guidelines to work improving the lives of our patients.”
The outpatient achievement award programs put the unparalleled expertise of the American Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure the care provided to patients is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in the: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol., Target: Type 2 Diabetes programs, NHA was recognized after demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving risk factor management for patients.
“Our mission is to empower our patients to be a part of managing their own health,” said Doni Miller, CEO of NHA. “Awards like this highlight our dedication to that mission.”
This year, NHA received these achievement awards:
- The American Heart Association’s Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold)
- The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes℠ Participation
- Target: BP™ Gold+ recognition jointly presented by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association.
“Addressing Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure management is key for better cardiovascular health – and critical today, when heart disease and stroke continue to be leading causes of death for Americans,” said Howard Haft, M.D., MMM, CPE, FACPE, American Heart Association volunteer; consultant, senior medical advisor and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine; and former executive director of the Maryland Primary Care Program with the Maryland Department of Health. “The American Heart Association is pleased to recognize NHA for its commitment to managing patient risk factors related to high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.”