The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program this week announced a grant of $250,000 to the Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department (ELVPHD) to support its Operation Heart to Heart program.
This is the second consecutive year that ELVPHD has received a grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation, totaling $500,000.
Operation Heart to Heart works to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease and increase health screening opportunities among agricultural laborers and their families in Burt, Cuming, Madison and Stanton counties in Nebraska by providing innovative cardiovascular health screening opportunities, ongoing case management, and tracking and heart health education.
“We are excited to continue our Operation Heart to Heart program as it has enormous potential to make life-saving differences among the program participants and in the community,” said Gina Uhing, health director, ELVPHD.
“With agricultural workers and their families being so prevalent in our area, we intend to offer free cardiovascular risk screenings to residents as well as free case management services to those found to be at elevated risk.”
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