VHQC Launches Project to Help African-American Seniors Manage High Blood Pressure
August 06, 2013
VHQC, a nonprofit health quality consulting company and the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Virginia, has launched an initiative to engage patients, families, community organizations and healthcare providers in reducing hypertension (high blood pressure) among African-Americans with Medicare. It targets residents in a project area that includes Emporia, Hopewell, Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Greensville, Sussex and Surry.
“Hypertension is a serious issue, jeopardizing patients’ health and quality of life. By empowering patients and families to take action, we can begin to eliminate the health disparities that adversely impact the African-American community,” said VHQC President and CEO Donald A. Glozer, MHA, FACHE.
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