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Gateway Health has entered into a partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide blood pressure management control programs in the Great Rivers Affiliate region.
With this partnership, Gateway Health claims this is the first healthcare plan in the five state region, including Delaware, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, to offer these programs.
Gateway Health provides healthcare coverage to Medicaid and Medicare Advantage consumers, and offers disease management, health and wellness programs and preventive care services.
"This is an impactful opportunity to partner with the American Heart Association to educate and bring awareness to cardiovascular health," said Patti Darnley, president and CEO of Gateway Health. "We're passionate about our members' health and partner with our providers to offer programs that can help them improve the health and wellness of their patients.
"Through Check. Change. Control and Target: BP we are making a statement on Gateway's commitment to prevention of heart attack and stroke and improved cardiovascular health through regular blood pressure management."
Anita Edwards, medical director at Gateway, added: "High blood pressure is a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States, but most importantly, a controllable factor.”
Deb Banks, executive director of AHA, Greater Pittsburgh Region, said: "Working cooperatively with Gateway is a great opportunity to help hundreds of people better manage their cardiovascular health starting with monitoring and controlling high blood pressure."
Gateway Health, Health, American Heart Association, US