The Methodist Heart of the Community Initiative is designed to improve the cardio health of the communities that we serve through heart disease education and prevention.
For decades, Methodist Health System has had a heart for your heart care. A recent report from the National Research Corporation shows why our focus on heart health is more important than ever.
Among people in the communities served by Methodist, more than 30 percent are at risk forhigh cholesterol and more than 40 percent for high blood pressure. That puts a significant number of our colleagues, neighbors, friends, and family in the group of people in danger of developing heart disease – the nation’s No. 1 killer of both men and women.
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Here are just some of the ways we're reaching out to the community:
Let's Get Healthy in 2012 Challenge – ongoing Methodist Charlton, Chef Cassondra Armstrong, Debra Peek-Haynes, Cedar Hill Independent School District, the American Heart Association, and Charles Plummer with Organic Connection are partnering to offer the Heart of the Community Family Challenge program for the Cedar Hill and Dallas independent school districts' staffs and students and their parents. The challenge offers free health screenings, educational seminars, cooking demonstrations, exercise workshops, and personalized health coaching - all aimed at reducing the risk of heart disease.
Methodist Mansfield Community Walking Trail – dedicated April 2012
Oak Cliff Earth Day –April Stop by Methodist Dallas' fun and informative booth at Lake Cliff Park for tips for going green for the environment and going red for your heart.
Organizing activities, presentations, and events to make heart-healthy living easier and fun in the community
Planning heart-health challenges for companies throughout Richardson
Offering helpful information and special ways to improve heart health at each Methodist-sponsored event
Heart to Heart – February 2012 Hundreds of women showed their hearts some love at this fun, free, heart-healthy event, designed to encourage women and their families and friends to stay heart-healthy and improve overall wellness. The event was held in Richardson, Cedar Hill, and Mansfield.
Heart Healthy Resources Links to additional information about heart health, exercise, heart healthy recipes, quitting smoking, and more