21 local clinics implement best practices for patient health

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., (Dec. 13, 2023) – In Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties, 21 local clinics have been recognized for their participation in the American Heart Association’s Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol and Target: Type 2 Diabetes programs to help patients manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.

Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death in the United States, respectively, and managing high blood pressure, cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes can help individuals lower their risk. The American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, sets the standards for high-quality, science-based care and access that all patients deserve.

“In our tri-county area, one in three people is estimated to have high blood pressure,” says Fontaine Timmer, DNP, volunteer board president of the American Heart Association Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. “High cholesterol is a main risk factor for heart disease, and someone with diabetes is twice as likely to die from heart disease than someone without it. Everyone should have access to high-quality medical care, and when it comes to managing patient conditions and helping prevent chronic disease, these clinics are making huge strides.”

This year marks Florida Community Health Centers Inc.’s seventh year focusing on quality improvement and participating in each of the American Heart Association’s three programs.

“We’ve seen incredible progress among our patients with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes since implementing these programs,” says Dr. Wilhelmina Lewis, president and CEO of Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. “Year after year we see that this collaboration is impacting lives, and I’m proud of the meaningful work our teams are doing to give outstanding care to patients.”

Each year, the American Heart Association recognizes clinics across the country for consistently following evidence-based guidelines to help patients manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. 21 clinics were recognized this year in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties for participating in one or more of these programs and achieving Participant, Silver, Gold or Gold Plus status.

  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics - Belle Glade 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics - Boca Raton 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics - Lake Worth 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics - Delray Beach 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics – Jupiter 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics – Lewis Center 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics – Mangonia Park 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics - Mobile Health 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics – St. Ann Place 
  • C.L. Brumback Primary Clinics – West Palm Beach 
  • Community Health Center of West Palm Beach 
  • Florida Community Health Centers- Belle Glade 
  • Florida Community Health Centers- Clewiston 
  • Florida Community Health Centers - Fort Pierce 
  • Florida Community Health Centers - Indiantown 
  • Florida Community Health Centers - Lakeshore Medical 
  • Florida Community Health Centers - Lincoln Park 
  • Florida Community Health Centers - Moore Haven 
  • Florida Community Health Centers - West Palm Beach 
  • Genesis Community Health, Inc. 
  • MD Primary Care Inc. 

Clinicians looking to learn more about these programs can contact Sheree.Wolliston@Heart.org.

The American Heart Association Palm Beach County serves the residents of Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. Board members will assist the organization in guiding efforts to reduce the incidences of heart disease and stroke, the Nos. 1 and 5 leading killers, respectively, of American men and women.


About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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