|RCRMC Receives $400,000 Grant for Diabetes Program|
Kaiser Permanente has provided RCRMC with a two-year, $400,000 grant in an effort to help reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in adult diabetic patients.
The Project A-L-L program is a Kaiser Permanente evidence-based intervention that provides effective cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention in high risk, diabetic patients age 55 or older. It has been shown to be an effective program for decreasing mortality and CVD events in patients with coronary artery disease. RCRMC’s project will focus on diabetic patients age 50 or older.
"RCRMC strives to provide the highest quality healthcare with new and innovative programs and services," said Arnold Tabuenca, M. D., medical director for RCRMC. "This program will provide much needed resources to those patients we serve".
RCRMC is proud to partner with the Riverside County Department of Public Health (DOPH) on this program. It will be implemented at RCRMC’s Family Care and Medicine Clinics, in addition to the DOPH’s Family Care Centers in Riverside and Perris.
“Kaiser Permanente is committed to partnering with Riverside County Regional Medical Center to enhance the care of vulnerable populations in our county,” said Richard G. Rajaratnam, M.D., area medical director for Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center. “This is an opportunity to help make lives better, and that’s what we’re all about.”
Diabetes is a chronic disease which affects about 116,000 Riverside County residents or 9% of the county’s population.* Three of every five individuals with diabetes also have one or more serious health complications from the disease, such as heart attack or stroke.
Project A-L-L’s target audience will be diabetics 50 years of age and older who are at risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. The goal is to improve their health, so they can have a better quality of life and live longer.
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*California Health Interview Survey (2005)