CDC REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health)

The Centers for Disease Control funded 36 recipients in 2018 to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest burden of chronic disease, such as hypertension, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity. The recipients work through culturally tailored interventions to address preventable risk behaviors, including tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (funding recipient), engaged Better Health Partnership as a key partner to assist with bringing its' clinic to community linkages system as a tailored intervention for adults and children with chronic disease.

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HIP-Cuyahoga REACH Highlights
  • Chronic disease prevention through clinic community linkages reaching to an estimated 18,750 residents
  • 9 clinic sites Implemented the Hypertension Best Practices
  • Estimated reach at 11,000 adutts with hypertension
  • Percentage of patients with diagnosed hypertension with BP in control (<140/90) increased from 54% to 63% pre to post intervention
  • 1 specialty dental clinic, implemented the Hypertension Best Practices
  • Trained 146 lay leaders over 4 years in the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Programs
  • 17 workshops held with 193 participants completing the evidence-based self-management workshops (CDSMP/DSMP/DEEP)
  • 7 Individuals trained as Master Trainers
  • Improvements in general health, sleep problems, and depression severity observed among wOrkshop completers
  • 9 clinic implemented the Produce Prescription (PRx) program - redeeming over $57,030 in vouchers for produce at farmers markets
  • United Way bidirectional referral Program incorporated COMP classes
    and other social services at 1 clinic

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