A Rural Heart Disease Prevention Research Study
This study has the capacity to move beyond individual-level approaches in knowledge and practice by working with residents, practitioners, health educators, local leadership, and other stakeholders in ten rural towns to develop and test a comprehensive program designed to:
A new cardiovascular disease prevention study for rural towns
What is unique about this study?
Each town will be randomly assigned to offer Strong Hearts, Healthy Communities
- starting in either -
Spring 2017 (Group 1) or
Fall 2017 (Group 2)
During the program, participants will attend classes twice per week for 6 months.
Strong Hearts for New York is a research study, offered through a partnership between Bassett Research Institute and Cornell University, which aims to reduce cardiovascular disease, improve quality of life, and reduce cardiovascular disease-related health care costs in rural communities. Our aim is to better understand how changes in lifestyle can affect the health of rural women and others in their communities. The research study includes a healthy lifestyle program called StrongHearts, Healthy Communities that will take place in ten rural towns within three counties across New York.
Why are we doing this research?
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women and many factors contributing to its development can be prevented through a heart-healthy diet and increased physical activity.
This research study is led by Dr. Rebecca Seguin in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and offered through a partnership between Montana State University Extension (Dr. Lynn Paul, PI), Tufts University (Dr. Sara Folta, PI), Bassett Research Institue (Dr. David Strogatz), Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Cornell University. Strong Hearts for New York is funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (R01 HL120702)
For more information, contact:
Dr. Rebecca Seguin
Division of Nutritional Sciences
412 Savage Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853