The Oklahoma State Department of Health is working in 13 rural counties to reduce patients’ risk for heart disease and stroke through care coordination.

The counties selected for the program have the highest percentage of adults with a history of coronary heart disease or heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Oklahoma, resulting in 9,000 deaths per year.

Individuals 18-85 years old are eligible for inclusion in the Heartland OK project. They must be referred to the local county health department by their primary care provider.

SOURCE: www.swtimes.com