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* Heart to Heart Initiative

HEART 2 HEART INITIATIVE:

AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Recognizes Manna Medical Clinic Commitment to Improve Cardiovascular Health

Manna Medical Clinic is one of only 19 nonprofit organizations from across the country awarded a grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation‘s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program in recognition of its efforts to improve cardiovascular health in local communities. The grant will fund the Program “Heart 2 Heart Initiative”.

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Grant award of $152,763 

Manna Ministries is excited about a grant award of $152,763  from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation, to address Cardiovascular Health in Mississippi. Mississippi ranks number one in the nation for deaths caused by Cardiovascular Disease.

Heart 2 Heart is a free community outreach program designed to raise awareness and to provide the needed tools, support, and education to  guide individuals to a healthier lifestyle.  The program includes classes on making small changes in lifestyles that will have a long range significant impact on individual’s lives.
Program is open to all adults aged 18 and older.

Free heart risk screening includes:

*Testing for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar
* Weight and body mass index
*One on one consultation and follow up treatment with a nurse practitioner

Access to program focuses on physical activity, health education, which includes
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*Walking, low impact  exercises
* Healthy meal planning, shopping, best practices for nutrition for chronic diseases
* Managing stress, controlling eating triggers
* Education on risk factors and how they  affect your heart
*Support groups on how to make small lifestyle changes, and group session on how to sustain a
healthy Lifestyle
*Support groups on overcoming barriers to your success.

For more information please contact Manna Ministries program coordinator at 601-916-8191