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September 29, 2020

Good News Clinics one of nine innovative heart health organizations from across the country to receive grant from Astrazeneca Healthcare Foundation

Gainesville, GA, September 29, 2020 –  Good News Clinics’ innovation and commitment to improve the heart health of the people of Gainesville was recognized with a grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM  Next Generation program. The $150,000 grant will fund the Healthy Hearts 4 Life program.

Healthy Hearts 4 Life is one of nine programs to receive funding through this first year of the Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM  Next Generation program. The program, which builds on the Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM program and 10 years of lessons learned to address the nation’s leading cause of death, launched on World Heart Day to elevate awareness of cardiovascular disease and ways to address it at the community level.

“This funding will help us to remove barriers to care for our patients. It will enable us to provide clinical care and healthcare education to those at risk,” said Good News Clinics’ Executive Director, Liz Coates. “Nothing is more important to the team at Good News Clinics than the health of our patients.”

The grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation will help Good News Clinics to screen and identify low-income, uninsured patients with cardiovascular disease, as well as those who have risk factors which have a negative impact on cardiovascular health.  It will allow for clinical care and behavioral counseling to help patients improve their knowledge, achieve lifestyle changes, and ultimately, improved clinical health outcomes.

“Through CCH Next Generation, we’re expanding the reach of our program to new communities to continue working to improve heart health across the country,” said James W. Blasetto, MD, MPH, FACC, chairman of the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation. “We’re proud to be supporting Good News Clinics and look forward to seeing how they help meet their community’s unmet cardiovascular needs.”

For more information about Healthy Hearts 4 Life, contact Good News Clinics at 770-297-5040 X 320.

ABOUT GOOD NEWS CLINICS:

Good News Clinics, a Christian nonprofit, has been providing free medical and dental care to the uninsured residents of Hall County who cannot afford to purchase healthcare services since 1992.  Forty-six primary care physicians, nine mid-level providers, and 43 dentists volunteer to treat patients at Good News Clinics. In addition, over 150 specialist providers volunteer to treat Good News Clinics’ patients through our Health Access referral program. The Clinic is located at 810 Pine Street in Gainesville. If you are aged 18-65, without access to health insurance, and have a family income within 150% of the federal poverty level, you are invited to apply for services at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

ABOUT ASTRAZENECA HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION:

Established in 1993, the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation is a Delaware not-for-profit corporation and a 501(c)(3) entity, separate from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, organized for charitable purposes including to promote public awareness and education of healthcare issues and support nonprofit organizations consistent with its charitable purpose. Connections for Cardiovascular HealthSM was launched in 2010 and has received $35 million in charitable contributions from AstraZeneca to date. The program has awarded over $24.8 million in grants to 58 organizations nationwide. More than 1.7 million people have been reached by the program and over 65,000 people have had their heart health progress tracked through a variety of Grant Awardees’ programs. For more information and the latest updates, follow the Foundation on Facebook (@AstraZenecaHealthCareFoundation), Twitter (@ConnectCVHealth) and YouTube (ConnectionsCVHealth).

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