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Legislation #: 960514 Introduction Date: 5/2/1996
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/2/1996
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD)
Title: Declaring May, 1996, as High Blood Pressure Month.

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RESOLUTION NO. 960514

 

Declaring May, 1996, as High Blood Pressure Month.

 

WHEREAS, high blood pressure is significantly impacted by poor nutrition, physical inactivity, alcohol intake and tobacco usage; and

 

WHEREAS, high blood pressure is a major but controllable risk factor for coronary heart disease which is the number one cause of death among people in Missouri; and

 

WHEREAS, the heightened public awareness of high blood pressure and controlling it through lifestyle modifications has worked to decrease the number of deaths from stroke and heart disease by at least 50%; and

 

WHEREAS, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Control addresses the disparities and health care needs among the elderly, economically disadvantaged and ethnic minorities in the areas of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors through the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program, giving special emphasis to minority, elderly and other special populations, assists Samuel Rodgers Community Health Center, Kansas City Health Department, the Black Health Care Coalition, the East Meyer Community Association and other health care providers, to implement programs to deliver appropriate care and patient education; and

 

WHEREAS, the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program, in partnership with the American Heart Association, is increasing the awareness of cardiovascular disease and encouraging healthy lifestyle modification among fourth through sixth graders throughout the state utilizing the Getting To Know Your Heart Program; and

 

WHEREAS, the Missouri Department of Health, the Bureau of Chronic Disease Control, the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program and the American Heart Association are working cooperatively to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Missouri; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare May, 1996, as High Blood Pressure Month; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that copies hereof be presented to Arthur Trass in appreciation of the dedication to increasing the awareness of cardiovascular disease.

 

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