Alameda Health System (AHS) announced that Kaiser Permanente will continue its support of AHS’s Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes Everyday (PHASE) program with a two-year, $400,000 grant. AHS will expand the number of patients participating in the PHASE program, which targets adults ages 45 to 74 who have uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension. PHASE combines a fixed-dose medication regiment with lifestyle changes. Successfully implementing the program requires team-based care, with coordination between pharmacies and direct care providers, along with reliable patient data management.
Kaiser Permanente is awarding a total of $5.25 million in 17 PHASE grants across Northern California. All organizations receiving PHASE grants become part of a learning community that engages in training, problem solving and advancing best practices.