Foremost Family Health Centers is pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for its ongoing commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management. As part of the 2021 Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Recognition Program, AHA celebrated Foremost Family Health Centers for earning Gold level recognition.
Nearly half of all adults over age 40 in the United States have blood cholesterol levels that put them at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, increasing the possibility of stroke and heart disease.
In 2017, the AHA launched its Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol initiative to help people better understand their risk and learn to manage their cholesterol. Since then, more than 1,400 health centers and systems have registered to participate.
Launched in 2015, Target: BP™ is a national initiative between the AHA and AMA aimed at addressing the growing burden of high blood pressure in the U.S. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve blood pressure control rates through the use of the AMA’s evidence-based M.A.P. quality improvement program, and recognizes organizations committed to improving blood pressure control.