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Montana Million Hearts

The Montana Millions Hearts page will highlight what the Cardiovascular Health Program and other Montana partners are doing to support the national Million Hearts (TM) campaign to prevent heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for Montana men and women. Be heart smart and know your risks.

The Montana Cardiovascular Health Program and the State of Montana Health Care and Benefits Division (HCBD) have partnered to offer State of Montana employees, spouses and retirees an opportunity to manage and control their blood pressure. The Pharmacist Blood Pressure Management program is comprehensive and involves Pharmacists trained in blood pressure management; these pharmacists provide face-to-face counseling and other blood pressure resources related to lifestyle and home monitoring. There are no out-of-pocket costs to participants. Read what a recent employee had to say about their experience with the program published in the May HCBD newsletter.

Blood Pressure Management Success Story

How do you qualify? If you have attended a recent employee health screening, check your lab results. If your blood pressure falls within our defined range, your lab report will include contact information for Linda Krantz with the Montana Cardiovascular Health Program to learn more about the program or enroll. If you haven’t attended a recent health screening but can verify that a recent blood pressure taken by your health care provider was within a certain range, you may also be eligible for the program.

For more information about the Pharmacist Blood Pressure Management Program, contact Linda Krantz at lkrantz@mt.gov or 406-444-4105.

How to be a Million Hearts Partner

  • Million Heart Partner Factsheet - learn more about what being a Million Hearts Partner is all about.
  • CVH Million Heart Partners include:
    • State of Montana Health Care and Benefits Division
    • MSU Extension

Million Hearts Fact Sheets

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