Older adults have a higher risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and falls, leading
to costly emergency medical services (EMS). We piloted the community health awareness
program, conducted by paramedics (CHAP-EMS), which links to primary care practitioners
and focuses on health promotion/prevention of hypertension and diabetes for seniors
in subsidized housing. The study objective was to evaluate the effect of CHAP-EMS
on BP, lifestyle factors and EMS calls.
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