Nine innovative, community-based organizations with tailored approaches to improve heart health received grants totaling $1,043,303 from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM Next Generation program.
This marks the first year of grant funding through the Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM Next Generation program. The program, which builds on the Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program and 10 years of lessons learned, launched on World Heart Day to elevate awareness of cardiovascular disease and ways to address this leading cause of death in the nation at the community level.
The nonprofit organizations awarded grants help improve cardiovascular disease through programs that address barriers to care for socially disadvantaged populations with activities and information that meet the needs and culture of the people in their communities. The programs often bridge gaps in care and focus on screenings; cardiovascular disease prevention and management; nutrition education; access to healthcare and