Navigation Links
The Jewish Fund Awards Mercy Primary Care Center $100,000 Over Three Years for Chronic Disease Management of Hypertensive Patients

Mercy Primary Care Center of Detroit (MPCC) has recently received a grant award of $100,000 over three years from The Jewish Fund for the chronic disease management of hypertension.

(Vocus) June 17, 2010 -- Mercy Primary Care Center of Detroit (MPCC) has recently received a grant award of $100,000 over three years from The Jewish Fund for the chronic disease management of hypertension. This grant includes home blood pressure monitoring equipment, medication, imaging services and learning materials for all uninsured hypertensive patients at MPCC.

It is estimated that one out of three American adults has high blood pressure, or hypertension. Having high blood pressure increases one’s chance for developing heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and kidney disease. It is more prevalent in African-Americans and particularly high among black women. It is estimated that about 90% of all middle-aged adults will develop high blood pressure in their lifetime.

The grant program at MPCC will consist of four major areas: evaluation, medication, education and self-management. MPCC will provide patients with medication, self-monitoring equipment and educational resources to help them manage their illness for life. Each patient will receive a home monitoring blood pressure cuff to be used every day, which will record daily readings. This cuff can be brought to a patient’s visit and the information downloaded, printed out, and reviewed with the patient to discuss progress toward goals and barriers to self-management. In addition, the grant will also be used to cover the costs of maintenance medication, education materials as well as diagnostic lab and imaging services to monitor heart function and screen for complications.

MPCC is a health center serving the needs of Detroit’s uninsured. Its mission is to provide a medical safety net for uninsured adults who require healthcare services to improve their quality of life. MPCC seeks to eliminate barriers to comprehensive care by providing laboratory, diagnostic testing, limited specialty care, health education, pharmaceuticals and transportation free of charge. MPCC treats the whole person-body, mind, and spirit-rather than an isolated ailment. MPCC is a continuing ministry of Trinity Health.

The Jewish Fund was established in 1997 from the proceeds of the sale of Sinai Hospital and supports health and social welfare needs in the Jewish community and general population in Metro Detroit.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Los Angeles Jewish Home Adds Short-Term Rehabilitative Care to Family of Services
2. Jewish Board of Family and Childrens Services Welcomes New Board President, Tony Mann
3. Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Los Angeles Jewish Home, Elected to Aging Services of California Board of Directors
4. ASTRO patient education program recognized by AAA Awards
5. Susan G. Komen for the Cure awards grant to Lombardis V. Craig Jordan
6. Launches 30 Days of Intentions and Announces Winners of 2010 Intent Web Awards
7. "Descubre Tu Estilo: Tu Gua Para Vestir Mejor" Wins Triple Crown Award and Honors at the 12th International Latino Book Awards
8. Dorland Health Announces People Awards Honoring Excellence & Dedication Among Healthcare Professionals - Call For Entries
9. NIH awards $10M to Einstein for diabetes research
10. Senior Healthcare Executives to Lead Hospital Charitable Service Awards
11. USA Hockey Takes Gold at Brain Fitness Innovation Awards; Allstate & Nationwide Mutual Insurance Runners-up
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 26, ... ... online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with Women’s ... holistically address their reader’s queries on topics on mental and emotional well-being ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Finnleo, a leader in the traditional and far-infrared ... traditional and far-infrared saunas. , For traditional saunas, Finnleo is offering ... sauna wood, and Finnleo uses only European Grade A Nordic White Spruce from sustainably ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November 10, 2015, Bohrer Brady, ... of Connecticut on behalf of a home health care worker who provided companionship services ... home health care workers employed by Humana, Inc., Humana at Home, Inc., and SeniorBridge ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... On November ... training center for the Narconon network, announced the release of a new cutting edge ... the Narconon organization has been working with drug- and alcohol-addicted individuals with the purpose ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... double board certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in both surgical and non-surgical treatments, ... The Skin Spa at Hobgood Facial Plastic Surgery. , Highly trained and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... ) has announced ... High Viscosity Drugs" report to their offering. ... addition of the "Self Administration of High ... --> Research and Markets ( ) ... Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" report to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015 ... of the "Global Brain Monitoring Devices ... --> ) has announced ... Monitoring Devices Market 2015-2019" report to ... Markets ( ) has announced the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 2015  Linden Care, LLC, a retail specialty pharmacy ... patients suffering from chronic pain, said today that it ... Order (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts from unilaterally terminating the ... --> --> The company said ... options. --> --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: