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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC), www.cosehc.org, headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina has launched a major three-year project funded by a medical education grant from Pfizer Pharmaceutical, Inc. designed to improve the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and reduce heart attacks and strokes in the Southeast.
"This initiative sponsored by COSEHC will provide a unique glimpse of the characteristics of hypertensive disease, and its management, in the southeastern United States " which contains a diverse population with unusually high cardiovascular risk factors - and allow participating physicians to address the role of high blood pressure within the context of associated risk factors such as dyslipidemia, obesity, and type 2 diabetes," said Carlos M. Ferrario, M.D., COSEHC co-founder and current vice president of development. Ferrario is also the Director of the Hypertension and Vascular Research Center at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation has awarded a $55,000 grant to a local program to aid in its efforts to reduce the instances of hypertension in African-Americans.The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC) is the beneficiary of the one-year grant, which will fund “Hypertension on Wheels,” a new mobile hypertension prevention program devised by consortium members.
The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control has been given a $55,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.The grant will go toward providing a mobile cardiovascular-disease prevention program -- Hypertension on Wheels -- to Forsyth County residents. The consortium is based at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Consortium for Southeastern Hypertension Control (COSEHC), which is headquartered at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has received a $55,000 grant from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation to provide a mobile cardiovascular disease prevention program, Hypertension on Wheels, to Forsyth County residents.