Dates of Project: 1999–2003
Field of Work: Reducing heart disease among Black church members in South Carolina
Problem Synopsis: South Carolina has a high rate of cardiovascular disease. Among Blacks, the incidence of heart attacks is greater than for the state’s population overall.
Synopsis of the Work: Through its Heart and Soul program, staff at the Palmetto Project trained teams of volunteers in Black churches to take blood pressure measurements of church members and provide them with nutrition information. Heart and Soul started as a pilot program in five South Carolina counties.
After four years: