Heart Disease

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH): DASH is a nutritionally focused program that enforces healthy eating habits through portion control, low sodium diets and the incorporation of fruits and vegetables in the daily diet, as well as limiting sugar and fat intake. There are several levels that participants can choose from, but the plan that produces the best results is the 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day.

Fitness and Mobility Exercise Program (FAME): FAME is a group education activity that targets adults 50 and older who have recurring strokes. It uses community partnerships to provide a comprehensive intervention which includes occupational and physical therapy, and engages the program participants in exercise that focuses on cardio, movement and balance, and strength-training.

Hypertension Treatment in Barbershops: This community-based, peer-led intervention provides free screenings for patrons of local barbershops in order to inform them of their blood pressure levels. The barbers are taught (by nurses) how to administer a blood pressure check and provide information on how to reduce high blood pressure and live healthier, as well as linking patrons with health care facilities that can provide further assistance.

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