Rite Aid promotes heart health for American Heart Month

Retail pharmacy chain distributes 12-page Heart Health booklets

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid is promoting heart health to mark American Heart Month in February.

The retail pharmacy chain announced Wednesday that it would distribute 12-page Heart Health guides and offer counseling with pharmacists and collect money for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement by selling red dress paper pinups.

"In many cases, the path to a healthier heart begins with just a few simple lifestyle changes," Rite Aid EVP pharmacy Robert Thompson said. "Rite Aid's free 12-page Heart Health guide was developed with the American Heart Association and is a great first step on the path to better heart health. With the help and support of Rite Aid pharmacists, our customers can commit to and achieve their heart health goals all year long."

According to the AHA, 80% of heart disease and stroke cases can be prevented, but cardiovascular disease affects more than 1-in-3 adults and is the number-one killer of women in the United States.

Interested in this topic? Sign up for our weekly DSN Collaborative Care e-newsletter. 

Login or Register to post a comment.