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* Heart to 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
*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