Transforming Heart Health with the Georgia Department of Health

Program Overview

  • Client: Georgia Department of Health & Father Movement
  • Program Name: Healthy Heart Program
  • Duration: 4 Months
  • Delivery Method: Virtual through the Rizewell App


High blood pressure, commonly known as hypertension, is a prevalent health concern in the United States, affecting millions of adults. African American communities are disproportionately impacted by this condition, with 55% of African American adults having high blood pressure. Recognizing the urgency of addressing this issue, the Georgia Department of Health partnered with Rizewell to develop the Healthy Heart Program. This case study sheds light on how Rizewell's innovative virtual wellness platform played a pivotal role in transforming heart health for participants in Georgia.

The Challenge

The Georgia Department of Health faced the daunting task of reducing high blood pressure rates, especially among African American residents. The challenge was to create an effective intervention that not only educated participants about the importance of managing their blood pressure but also provided them with the necessary tools and resources to achieve better heart health.

The Rizewell Solution

Rizewell's comprehensive virtual wellness platform proved to be the ideal solution for the Healthy Heart Program. Leveraging the Rizewell App, the program provided participants with easy access to wellness classes, personalized exercise routines, and valuable educational content.

Program Components

  1. Wellness Classes: The program offered a diverse array of wellness classes, including breathing exercises, yoga and stretch therapy, and engaging wellness boot camp sessions. These classes aimed to improve physical fitness, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being.
  2. Financial Incentives: To motivate participants, the program incorporated financial incentives tied to specific health goals. These incentives served as powerful motivators, encouraging active engagement in the program.
  3. Exercise Equipment: Participants received exercise equipment tailored to their fitness levels, enabling them to complete workouts conveniently at home. This approach removed common barriers to exercise, such as gym access and time constraints.
  4. Free 1-on-1 Training: Personalized support was a cornerstone of the program's success. Participants had access to free one-on-one training sessions with experienced fitness coaches, ensuring that their exercise routines were safe and effective.
  5. Meal Plans: Nutrition played a pivotal role in blood pressure management. The program provided participants with carefully crafted meal plans designed to support heart health.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the Healthy Heart Program, participants needed to meet specific criteria:

  • African American residents of Georgia with high blood pressure.
  • No prior history of atrial fibrillation or arrhythmias.
  • No cardiac events in the past 12 months.
  • Not at risk for lymphedema.

Results and Impact

The Healthy Heart Program delivered impressive outcomes for its participants in Georgia:

  • Blood Pressure Reduction: Program participants experienced significant reductions in blood pressure levels, reducing the risk of stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease.
  • Enhanced Overall Health: Beyond blood pressure management, participants reported improvements in overall health, increased energy levels, and reduced stress.
  • Sustainable Behavioral Changes: The program facilitated lasting behavioral changes, with participants adopting healthier lifestyles, including regular exercise and balanced nutrition.


Through the innovative utilization of Rizewell's virtual wellness platform, the Georgia Department of Health successfully tackled a critical health issue affecting its residents. The Healthy Heart Program not only lowered high blood pressure rates but also empowered participants in Georgia to take charge of their health and well-being. This case study highlights the transformative potential of technology-driven wellness initiatives in collaboration with forward-thinking organizations like Rizewell. It exemplifies the positive impact of such programs on heart health within communities.

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