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Our objective is to promote cardiovascular health awareness via cardiovascular health education and by designing and implementing projects that help reduce heart disease and stroke risk factors (high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, lack of physical activity, obesity, stress, etc.) among the community.

Program Goal

  • Improving the community cardiovascular health status by decreasing morbidity and mortality
  • Encourage and support lifestyle modifications among community-eligible women  (healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco-free life)
  • Increase community access to health care facilities

Program Services

  • Education: seminars, workshops, presentations, media (TV, radio, magazines, newspapers, websites), bilingual informative materials (brochures, fliers, fact sheets, pamphlets)
  • Direct services: clinical screenings (collecting blood to determine cholesterol, HDL and glucose) and BMI assessment
  • Medical care case management: case management alert for high blood pressure and/or glucose measurements,  counseling, referral
  • Lifestyle counseling including: risk reduction counseling, chronic disease control and coaching for those ready to make lifestyle changes
  • Research: Identify the major community concerns in the cardiovascular health area in order to design the appropriate strategies and plans to ensure effective prevention and management

Target Groups/Client Base

Mainly, Arab and Chaldean women receiving navigation and services through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP) in Southeast Michigan

Funding Sources

  • Michigan Department of Community Health (MDHHS) and Karmanos Cancer Institute

Program Staff

Mona Makki, program director
Hiam Hamade, program manager
Ghada Aziz, outreach coordinator
Hoda Eldaou, case manager


Hiam Hamade, program manager
Phone: 313-216-2206

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