Sanofi partnering with Maryland community

Share this article:
 Sanofi-Aventis launched a community health partnership in Baltimore, in response to disturbing health trends among African-Americans there.

The “It's in our hands” program hopes to link local healthcare professionals and resources to residents, in order to decrease healthcare disparities in Baltimore, the company said.

According to data provided by Sanofi-Aventis, African-Americans in Baltimore are 3.5 times more likely to die of hypertension than whites, 1.7 times more likely to die of cerebrovascular disease than whites, and 2.4 times more likely to die of diabetes than whites.

“Our goal with this partnership is not to create a new program within the Baltimore community, but to support and enhance access to the resources already available,” said Dennis Urbaniak, VP of innovation and new customer channels at Sanofi-Aventis, in a statement. 
Share this article:
close

Next Article in Features

Email Newsletters

More in Features

Read the complete April 2014 Digital Edition

Read the complete April 2014 Digital Edition

Click the above link to access the complete Digital Edition of the April 2014 issue of MM&M, with all text, charts and pictures.

Antidote: Are e-cigarettes safe?

Antidote: Are e-cigarettes safe?

The pros and cons of e-cigarettes

Combating concept churn

Combating concept churn

There's no cure. But the good news is that prophylaxis is possible.