The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) chose 516 participants including Lanai Community Health Center to help reduce the risks for heart attacks and strokes among millions of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Participating in the Million Hearts® Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model means that we will focus on preventing heart disease. We will work to decrease cardiovascular disease risk by assessing an individual patient’s risk for heart attack or stroke and applying prevention interventions.
This model is part of Million Hearts®, a broad national initiative co-led by CMS and CDC to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke. For more information on the Million Hearts® initiative, please visit: https://millionhearts.hhs.gov.
We here at Lanai Community Health Center are honored to be the only provider in Hawaii to be participating in this important initiative. We look forward to introducing our patients to this program, and seeing their health improve, and their risks for heart disease decrease. For more information, please contact us.