The Heart Society accomplished a lot in our community in 2013-2014. We use participant surveys to measure the impact of our programs. See below for a summary of the results.
77% of the participants reported improved health with cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels under control.
42% reported fewer trips to the doctor and a reduced number of hospitalizations due to complications.
81% reported having more money for other necessities, such as food.
72% reported better understanding of the heart
77% reported increased awareness & understanding of cardiovascular factors
Cholesterol and BP Screening Outcomes
47% of the participants made changes in lifestyle (diet, exercise, smoking)
31% of those with elevated results went to their physician for diagnosis and treatment
42% of those who followed up with their physician were placed on medication