What is Heart to Heart?
Heart to Heart is a FREE church-based community outreach program designed to raise awareness and provide the needed tools, support and education to guide women to healthier lives. The program includes heart risk screenings and a four-month program of health education, fitness and healthy lifestyle classes. To ensure the program is convenient and easy to access, all screenings and classes will be held at the participating church.
Who is Eligible?
Women aged 18 and older are eligible to participate in the heart risk screenings. Fitness and health education classes are open to all members of the participating church community, their family members and interested community residents.
The heart risk screening includes:
Testing for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar
Weight, and body mass index
Based on results, an EKG may be done to establish a baseline of your heart’s activity
One-on-one consultation with a nurse practitioner
Access to programs focused on fitness and health education, which include:
Walking, yoga, low-impact aerobics
Healthy meal planning
Controlling eating triggers
Monthly support group sessions led by a behavioral health expert are included to help you sustain healthy lifestyle changes.
For more information on the Saint Agnes Heart to Heart Program, please call our program coordinator, Alicia Davies at 410.368.3443.
Partnering For A healthy Community
The AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation created Connections for Cardiovascular Health in 2010, designed to support and award grant funding to organizations that are doing innovative work in the field of cardiovascular health. Saint Agnes is honored to have been chosen as a recipient. This new partnership will allow us to reach out, educate and empower women to make positive steps forward in their good health.
John Wilkie, Associate Minister, Central Church of Christ and Dr. Sahnnon Winakur, Medical Director of the Women's Heart Center. Central Church of Christ is one of the first churches to participate in the Heart to Heart program.