The American Heart Association presents Check.Change.Control.Cholesterol™ award for commitment in prioritizing cholesterol management
Healthy Connections, Inc., has received the American Heart Association’s Check.Change.Control.Cholesterol™ Gold Award in recognition of their commitment to reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke through improved cholesterol management.
High cholesterol is one of the major controllable risk factors for heart disease, heart attack
To help people better understand their risk and learn to manage their cholesterol, the Association launched its Check.Change.Control.Cholesterol. initiative in 2017. Since then, more than 340 health centers and systems have registered to participate.
“Nearly two-thirds of people who have high cholesterol don’t think they’re at high risk for a heart attack or stroke. For the good of our patients, we want to lower those numbers,” said Healthy Connections CEO Tony Calandro. “This is an important part of our mission to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”
Healthy Connections clinics recognized with the Gold Award include:
- 136 Health Park Drive, Mena
- 139 School Lane, Mena (Ouachita River Health Center, Acorn School)
Healthy Connections clinics also participating in the program include:
- 3034 A Pine Street, Arkadelphia
- 1517 South Main Street, Malvern (Malvern School District Wellness Center)
- 534 Luzerne Street, Mount Ida (Montgomery County Community Clinic)
- 1201 Mena Street, Mena
- 102 Chippewa Court, Hot Springs
- 1357 West Collin Raye Drive, De Queen
To help practices achieve their goals, the Association provides all participants with a dedicated website featuring a free, evidence-based improvement program that includes tools and resources to help clinicians improve cholesterol control rates. To facilitate
“We have a large body of evidence supporting the benefits and safety of
Healthy Connections, Inc., was founded in 1998 as a home visiting program and now operates nine clinics throughout Southwest Arkansas. Depending on location, services include primary and preventative medical care, general dentistry, pediatrics, behavioral health, physical therapy
Learn more at Check.Change.Control.Cholesterol.