Heart Fund

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Heart blockage, heart attack or stroke happen unexpectedly and usually is very expensive. Johnston Health Foundation recently created the Heart Fund in an effort to provide assistance to patients with financial challenges and have to undergo cardiac procedures and rehabilitation.

Watch this story from WNCN about Patty Settle, a member of our community, who will benefit from the new Heart Fund.

Heart Disease Statistics: 

  • Heart disease is the number two killer in North Carolina.
  • Risk factors for heart disease include high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, stress, drug use, age, physical inactivity, and family history.
  • In Johnston County, the leading cause of death is heart disease.

page 18, JHS Community Health Needs Assessment & Implementation Strategy Report