Heart of the Problem: Meeting patients’ socioeconomic needs can improve cardiovascular risk factors

Patients enrolled in a program designed to help meet certain socioeconomic needs had modest but significant improvements in several key cardiovascular risk factors.

A study by Harvard Medical School investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital in collaboration with Health Leads—a Boston-based organization that helps health care delivery organizations connect patients with local services—found that enrollment in the Health Leads intervention helped patients improve blood pressure and cholesterol levels.


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