Health Right Gets Money to Help Uninsured with Cardiovascular Health Issues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia Health Right received a financial boost on Thursday.

During a news conference, Health Right received a grant of more than $185,000.

Connections for Cardiovascular Health made the announcement. It's designed to improve the health of 500 uninsured patients through clinical intervention, according to a news release. The majority of the clinics uninsured patients have one or more cardiovascular high risk factors.

"We are honored that the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation shares our mission and has chosen to support our efforts to improve the cardiovascular health of our patients," Patricia H. White, Executive Director WV Health Right said.

Pathways to Cardiovascular Health is designed to improve the health status of low-income uninsured adults through participation in health education classes, screenings and disease self-management.

The money will help several hundred people with cardiovascular health issues.

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