The Southeast Health District Hypertension Treatment
program provides blood pressure monitoring, medication, education,
nutrition and laboratory services for clients with hypertension
throughout the sixteen counties.
The purpose of the Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program (SHAPP)
is to reduce death and disability from stroke, heart attack and other
cardiovascular diseases. Care is provided to low-income clients in
partnership with the client’s physician and the Public Health nurse.
Assessment of CVD risk factor, history including family history,
physical examination and laboratory studies.
Treatment consists of
education on lifestyle modifications in the areas of:
Incorporating the DASH
diet (a low salt, low fat diet) and
Identify people at
risk for cardiovascular disease and support lifestyle management to
prevent the development of cardiovascular disease.
Provide treatment to
persons with hypertension to achieve blood pressure control rates
above the national average.
Assist clients to
modify their lifestyle to improve their health. Modifications
include: incorporating the DASH diet, increasing physical activity,
and discontinuing the use of tobacco products.
with community-based health care providers and partners.
In FY 2007, the blood
pressure control rate was 72.75%, which is above the state control
rate of 61%, and also surpasses the Healthy People 2010 goal of 50%.
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Southeast Health District
1101 Church Street
Waycross, GA 31501
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