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Cooper Gets $982K To Combat Disparities In Heart Care – Philadelphia Business Journal

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By: John George • January 16,2018

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation is providing a $982,000 grant to support a project by Cooper University Health Care’s Urban Health Institute to address disparities in heart care.

The initiative, called “Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care through Optimization of Risk Factors in Vulnerable Populations,” will:

  • Provide behavior change support;
  • Focus attention on social determinants of health;
  • Connect patients to community resources; and
  • Enhance medication adherence with the help of an interdisciplinary care team consisting of a licensed practical nurses, health coaches and a clinical pharmacist, with physician oversight of the team.

The project will target Medicaid patients from Camden and the surrounding region with a history of atrial fibrillation, heart attack or stroke, who are failing medical treatment or have a higher frequency of hospital or emergency room use.

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