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: CHA Celebrates 10 Years of Helping Residents Lose Weight, Lower Blood Pressure and Reduce Cardiovascular Risk

CHESTER, PA — The Chester Housing Authority (CHA) is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its ANUME (A-NU-ME) program. Through food shopping and cooking education, diet, group exercise, gardening, and group support, the ANUME program helps residents attend activities to help control their weight, reduce blood pressure, and lower cardiovascular risk.

Initially a two-year pilot “With Every Heartbeat is Life” (WEHL) program that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designated CHA to implement with $300,000 in funding, the exercise program has become a model program for modifying behavior to reduce cardiovascular vulnerability and improve health prospects among a low-income population.