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Diabetes and Hypertension
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Diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure) are leading causes of hospitalization and death in the United States. Both diseases have seen an increase in the cases over the last several years. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 13 percent of Michigan's adult population (about 1,087,000 people) has been diagnosed with diabetes. Another 37 percent (2,741,000 residents) have prediabetes, while 259,000 don’t know that have undiagnosed diabetes. Meanwhile, about 30 percent of residents have high blood pressure, with 1 in 3 Americans not knowing they are at risk.

 

MPCA works with MDHHS, local partners, and Michigan’s community health centers to lead the way in diabetes and hypertension prevention and maintenance to ensure a healthier Michigan.

 

Diabetes and Hypertension Management Grants

 

Million Hearts

Million Hearts, a grant through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), has the goal of preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes across the United States. MPCA is working on projects to identify health center patients with undiagnosed hypertension and develop programs to control and monitor high blood pressure.

 

1815: Diabetes Prevention

This grant is a partnership with MPRO and Michigan Department of MDHHS focused on diabetes prevention. It aims to identify patients with prediabetes and increase referrals to diabetes prevention programs. 

 

Resources

For more information, please contact Faiyaz Syed.

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