People living in the poorest areas of the country are, on
average, more likely to die from coronary heart disease (CHD)
than people living in the richest.
Our £12 million Hearty Lives programme aims to reduce these
inequalities in heart disease through working in partnership with
local authorities, the NHS and non-profit organisations to improve
the health of people at greatest risk of CHD.
evaluation showed that nearly 56,000 people had taken part
in Hearty Lives activities since it started in 2009.
In August 2013, we announced an
additional £1.2 million of funding for projects
that aim to reduce the risk of CHD for children and young
people across the UK. By encouraging young people to adopt
a healthier lifestyle growing up, we can help them reduce their
risk of serious ill-health in the future.
Where to find us:
Some of the ways we help
Funding a lifestyle coach to help residents in Barking
& Dagenham improve their heart health.
Running weight management courses for overweight children and
young people in Scotland.
Helping people with learning disabilities and their carers live
healthier lifestyles in Great
Running a health and fitness programme in partnership with
Barnsley Football Club for local men at risk of
Promoting smoke-free homes to prevent children
and young people from taking up smoking in Blaenau
Gwent in Wales.
For more information about Hearty Lives please email firstname.lastname@example.org