Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States. Low socioeconomic status women are in a unique position because cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality is higher in lower socioeconomic status groups, and the risks of cardiovascular disease are often underappreciated in women. This project aimed to improve cardiovascular health in low socioeconomic status women through increasing awareness of the Vermont You First program. This program covers the cost of screenings for cervical cancer, breast cancer, and heart disease for low socioeconomic status women. They also offer lifestyle perks to improve cardiovascular health. This intervention will help alleviate the financial obstacle that low socioeconomic status women face in achieving optimal cardiovascular health.
UVMMC Family Medicine South Burlington
Cardiovascular disease, Cardiovascular health, Vermont
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Anair, Bradley M., "Improving Cardiovascular Health in Low Socioeconomic Status Women through the Vermont You First Program" (2023). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 867.