CHA Partnership Leads to Reduction of Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality in Senior Residents

InCHA Partnership Leads to Reduction of Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality in Senior Residentsnovative partnerships enable seniors to stay alive and healthy, as demonstrated by the senior residents of three Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) buildings who participated in the annual “Check. Change. Control.” program sponsored by the American Heart Association (AHA). Over the last five years since the program began, about half of the participants’ blood pressure has been lowered and there has been a 60 percent retention rate.  This year, however, the Year of the Senior, there was a 77 percent retention rate. This is primarily attributed to the program’s focus on cultural minorities. Through CHA directors and their health partnerships, CHA remains dedicated to the health and engagement of its residents.

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