The American Heart Association presents outpatient program achievement awards for proven
dedication to ensuring patients have access to best practices that reduce risk of heart disease
and stroke

Youngstown, OH (September 30, 2022) – ONE Health Ohio has received three American Heart
Association outpatient program achievement awards in recognition for its commitment to
reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke by improving high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and
blood pressure management. The awards recognize a commitment to following the latest
evidence- and science-based care guidelines.

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. have some form of cardiovascular disease, including heart
attack, stroke or heart failure. High cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes and uncontrolled high blood
pressure are leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease, but with timely diagnosis, research based treatment and education, these conditions can be managed.

“We are proud to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our focus on Type 2
diabetes, cholesterol, and high blood pressure management and care,” states Dr. Maria Kowal,
President and Chief Medical Officer, ONE Health Ohio. “By participating in these programs, we
are able to put the science of the latest clinical guidelines to work improving the lives of our

The outpatient achievement award programs put the unparalleled expertise of the American
Heart Association to work for hospitals nationwide, helping ensure the care provided to patients
is aligned with the latest evidence- and research-based guidelines. As a participant in the Check.
Change. Control. Cholesterol., Target: BP, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes programs, ONE Health
Ohio was recognized after demonstrating how their organization has committed to improving
risk factor management for patients.

This year, ONE Health Ohio received these achievement awards:
 The American Heart Association’s Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ Gold
 The American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association’s Target: Type 2
Diabetes℠ Participant
 Target: BP™ Silver recognition jointly presented by the American Heart Association and
the American Medical Association.

“Addressing Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure management is key for better
cardiovascular health – and critical today, when heart disease and stroke continue to be leading
causes of death for Americans,” said Howard Haft, M.D., MMM, CPE, FACPE, volunteer
science expert for the American Heart Association and executive director of the Maryland
Primary Care Program, in Baltimore. “The American Heart Association is pleased to recognize
ONE Health Ohio for its commitment to managing patient risk factors related to high blood
pressure, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes.”

ONE Health Ohio is a Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) that provides
comprehensive healthcare services, such as medical, dental and behavioral health, across seven
health centers located in Youngstown, Warren, Newton Falls, Cortland and Alliance, and four
RISE Recovery Outpatient Addiction Treatment centers in Youngstown, Warren, Newton Falls,
and Alliance. The mission of ONE Health Ohio is “To improve the health and well-being of
people in our communities by providing quality healthcare, particularly to the uninsured and
underinsured.” In this regard, ONE Health strives to provide quality, comprehensive primary
medical, dental and behavioral health services, reduce healthcare access barriers and improve the
overall health of the communities we serve.

About Target: BPTM Target: BP™ is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and American
Medical Association to reduce the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and
strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize
hypertension control. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve blood
pressure control rates using evidence-based protocols, tools and resources and recognizes
organizations that treat patients with hypertension for achieving blood pressure control rates
within the populations they serve.

About Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™
The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to
building longer, healthier lives, created the Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™ initiative with
national support from Amgen to improve awareness, detection and management of high
cholesterol for consumers, patients and health care professionals.

About Target: Type 2 Diabetes SM
The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary organization dedicated to
building longer, healthier lives, created the Target: Type 2 Diabetes™ initiative as a part of the
Know Diabetes by Heart™ effort to raise awareness and understanding of the link between
diabetes and cardiovascular disease among patients, caregivers and health care professionals as
well as empower patients and caregivers to better manage risk factors.

The Target: Type 2 Diabetes program supports physicians and care teams by offering access to
the latest research, tools and resources to provide the most up-to-date cardiovascular and Type 2
diabetes management and treatment.