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    Texas Heart Disease and Stroke Program
    Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section
    MC 1945
    PO Box 149347
    Austin, TX 78714-9347

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Heart Attack and Stroke Data Collection Initiative

Find the latest reports and data on heart attack and stroke in Texas by clicking here.

HMO Recognition Program

In 2015, the Heart Disease and Stroke Program with support from the Texas Council on Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke (Council) started the HMO Recognition Program to encourage improvements in cardiac measures.

Health Plans are recognized for meeting or exceeding the national average on Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Informational Set (HEDIS) performance measures for controlling high blood pressure and the persistent use of beta-blocker treatment after a heart attack. The Guide to Texas HMO Quality, an annual report on HMO Quality Measures, is used to select HMOs for meeting performance measures.

2017 HMO Recognition Program – Award Winners

  • CIGNA Healthcare of Texas, Inc. (South Texas)
    Measure: persistent use of beta-blocker treatment after heart attack 
  • Community First Health Plans (San Antonio)
    Measure: controlling high blood pressure
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas (Austin & San Antonio)
    Measure: controlling high blood pressure
  • Scott and White Health Plan (Central TX) ­­
    Measure: controlling high blood pressure

Texas Ramp Project Recognition

At the Council Meeting on May 24, 2017, the Council recognized the Texas Ramp Project for its work in building ramps for Texans in need across the state. The Texas Ramp Project, a volunteer-staffed, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, non-denominational, non-governmental organization, builds wheelchair ramps for disabled or elderly people in need. 

Since 1985, the Texas Ramp Project has built 12,717 ramps and volunteers have spent over 382,000 hours building these ramps.  To learn more about the Texas Ramp Project, go to www.texasramps.org.

Last updated June 19, 2018