Gainesville, GA Sept. 29, 2021 – Today on World Heart Day, Good News Clinics was named one of seven innovative, community-based nonprofit organizations to receive a grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation to address cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in the nation. The year two grant will provide continued support for Healthy Hearts 4 Life program, launched in 2020.
The grant is part of the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular Health (CCH)SM Next Generation program, now in its second year, which aims to improve heart health in the US, particularly among historically disregarded and underserved populations, through tailored approaches that best meet the needs of local communities.
“We’re thrilled to continue our support for CCH Next Generation grant awardees’ life-changing, community-level initiatives that are working to improve health equity across the US,” said Christie Bloomquist, President of the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation Board and Vice President, US Corporate Affairs at AstraZeneca. “We’re proud to partner with Good News Clinics again this year and look forward to the impact its programming will have on the heart health of underserved people in Hal County.
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation grant will support Good News Clinics to screen and identify patients with cardiovascular disease as well as patients with risk factors and health behaviors that have a negative impact on cardiovascular health, and provide medical treatments and behavioral counseling to help patients make lifestyle changes that lead to improved health outcomes.
About AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation
The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation works to address health disparities in the US through strategic grant-giving and capacity building support for nonprofit organizations. The Foundation also provides financial support for AstraZeneca employees affected by federally declared disasters in the US. Established in 1993 as a nonprofit charitable organization, the Foundation is a separate legal entity from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals with distinct legal restrictions. Its current signature program, Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM Next Generation, aims to improve heart health in the US, particularly among historically disregarded and underserved populations, through tailored approaches that best meet the needs of local communities. For more information and the latest updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and visit www.astrazeneca-us.com/sustainability/healthcare-foundation.html.