American Heart Association Recognition Homestead Community Health Center. Homestead Community Health Center has received the American Heart Association’s Target: Type 2 Diabetes Gold Level Award for implementing high-quality outpatient practices that addresses the relationship between diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Every 80 seconds, an adult with diabetes in the U.S. is hospitalized for heart disease, which can lead to a heart attack. To earn the Target: Type 2 Diabetes Award, organizations must commit to improving quality of care for patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors by adopting clinical change and using evidence-based strategies and tools.

The Gold award recognizes practices that have fulfilled the participant criteria and met the specified Gold-level thresholds for each selected clinical measures related to diabetes control and CVD risk factors, hypertension and high cholesterol.

Homestead Community Health Center is dedicated to providing specialized care for patients with type 2 diabetes in managing their cardiovascular risk-factors. The tools and resources provided by the program help the team track and measure success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes. The center’s team is pleased to be recognized by the American Heart Association for its quality improvement measures.

151 NW 11th Street. Homestead, FL 33030