FamilyWize & the American Heart Association have Joined Forces to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

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Together they will support the goal of improving cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths by 20 percent by the year 2020

FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, dedicated to building strong communities through better health, is proud to join forces with the American Heart Association. As part of a three year commitment, the organizations will raise awareness of cardiovascular disease and the risks associated with it, while improving overall health of people across the country.

FamilyWize and the American Heart Association share common priorities and interests. “We are working together to engage individuals and organizations to build a sustainable culture of health in communities so that all Americans live in environments that support healthy behaviors, timely and quality care and well-being,” said Dan Barnes, CEO of FamilyWize. “To date we have helped 1.1 million people throughout the U.S. save $110 million on prescription medications related to heart disease and we are proud to partner with the American Heart Association to continue promoting the importance of cardiovascular health.”

Through the collaboration, the organizations will capitalize on their unique strengths to reach individuals and communities with information and tools like FamilyWize’s free prescription savings card and the American Heart Association’s: Life’s Simple 7, which identifies seven health factors and lifestyle behaviors to help people to move toward ideal cardiovascular health; My Life Check, a short survey that provides a personal heart health score and information to help participants to improve problem areas, and EmPowered To Serve, a national online strategic initiative that helps community groups come together to share best practices, resources and results as they work to build a culture of health in their communities.

“Heart disease affects one in three adults annually, so it is imperative for the American Heart Association to partner with organizations like FamilyWize, who share a common health vision and goals, in order to meet people where they are, and create a significant health impact within communities,” said Dr. Rani G. Whitfield, family practitioner, iBaton Rouge, La., and American Heart Association national volunteer spokesperson.

For more information about FamilyWize visit FamilyWize.org. For more information about the American Heart Association, visit heart.org.

About FamilyWize Community Service Partnership
Since it was established in 2005, The FamilyWize Community Service Partnership has helped more than 7.5 million people in all 50 states save over $750 million on the cost of prescription medications they need to lead healthier and more productive lives. The FamilyWize prescription savings card is the only program of its kind to pass through 100 percent of its negotiated discounts directly to cardholders. The card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Kmart, Target and Walmart. For more information, to get a free prescription card or download the free FamilyWize mobile app visit http://www.FamilyWize.org.

About The American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit http://www.heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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