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The Healthy Heart Program

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With support from the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award and institutional support from Penn Medicine, Penn Medicine Healthy Heart is a 6-month program for the reduction of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia grounded in behavioral economics insights to increase uptake of and adherence to evidence-based interventions to reduce ASCVD risk. Penn Medicine Healthy Heart emphasizes proactive outreach and prevention outside of a traditional visit model using data assets to identify and risk stratify patients.

The program aims to relieve overburdened primary care providers through automated hovering technology coupled with a centralized, leveraged team of non-clinical navigators and nurse practitioners. The development and evaluation of the Healthy Heart program is at the core of the ASCVD Risk Reduction Initiative, a 5-year effort launched in July 2021. A randomized controlled trial will launch in 2024 to evaluate the program.

Read coverage of this program’s work below.

A group shot of the Healthy Heart program faculty and staff

Learn more about the Healthy Heart program

Interested in collaborating with the Healthy Heart program on behavioral economics interventions to reduce ASCVD risk? Get in touch to learn more about how we can work together.