TOMF Awards $1000 to the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health

February 6, 2013
In celebration of American Heart Month, the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation is proud to announce it has awarded its February Trustee Award in the amount of $1,000 to the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health to provide funding for The Heart Disease Prevention Study. This study will measure outcomes of The HEART Series, an ongoing, comprehensive, medically directed, evidence based, hands-on program designed to prevent, halt, or reverse heart disease.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women and although the statistics are alarming, in many cases, heart disease is controllable and preventable, both primarily (before the first cardiac event) or secondarily (after a cardiac event has already occurred.) Dr. Charles Katzenberg, a cardiologist with Pima Heart Associates, and the creator of The Heart Series says, "The Series' goal is to teach those with cardiovascular risks everything that is known about prevention and empower them to create their own sustainable personalized prevention programs." Through the study of the outcomes of the data collected over the 15 year history of The HEART Series, the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health's Heart Disease Prevention Study expects to show that participants will achieve marked improvements in risk factor profiles and a decrease in the incidence of clinical coronary artery disease events while adding to the currently small body of data and literature available regarding intensive cardiac rehabilitation programs.

In keeping with its mission to "advance community healthcare issues," the Tucson Osteopathic Medical Foundation is proud to award unique and meaningful projects like the Heart Disease Prevention Study as it functions to improve public health in Arizona. Organizations interested in the once per month $1,000 awards may view the eligibility requirements or apply for a Trustee Award at

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