Trinity offers heart disease program: Trinity is offering low-income residents of Rock Island County a heart disease prevention program consisting of free cholesterol tests, education and coaching to help those who may have heart problems decrease their risk for a heart attack or stroke.
The next enrollment opportunity for H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Everyone Access heaRt Treatment) will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Moline Public Library, 3210 41st St.
Participants will have their blood pressure, height, weight and body mass index measured. Counselors also will assist them in completing the HeartAware heart disease risk assessment as well as eating and activity questionnaires. In addition, participants will receive free lab work to check cholesterol levels and blood sugar. Those whose results indicate they have a medium to high risk for heart disease will receive six educational sessions and follow-up lab work to measure progress after six months.
Certified application counselors from Trinity also will be on-site to help those without insurance sign up for the Health Insurance Marketplace.
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For more information about the screenings, call 309-779-3700. To learn more about the marketplace, call 888-275-5235.