Heath Department is receiving grant from American Heart Association

MASON CITY, IA – Heart disease is the number one killer of people not only nationwide but also in Cerro Gordo County.

But the Public Health Department is looking to change that.

They received a grant from the American Heart Association to start a campaign to help people in the county become heart healthy.

The program will focus on 7 different factors that put someone at risk for heart disease.

“Our program will address those 7 issues; diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, unhealthy weight, and tobacco use,” says Kelli Huinker with Cerro Gordo County Public Health.

“Through 7 sessions we’ll get together with our groups and work through those 7 different factors and how people can improve their changes for living a healthier life.”

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