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Delta Dental Awards Grant to Manna

Picayune, Miss-The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation has the Manna Ministries Inc. grinning from ear to ear: a $15,000 contribution will be used to purchase new dental equipment and supplies.

 

The Delta Dental Community Care Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental Insurance Company and its affiliated companies, which provides dental insurance to nearly 35.5 million people including 227,000 in Mississippi.

 

“Delta Dental understands the importance of extending the opportunity of dental care to those in need and who otherwise might go without due to financial barriers”, said Kenneth Yale, DDS, JD, senior vice president and chief clinical officer of Delta Dental.  “We are delighted to contribute toward such a worthy cause that helps so many people”.

 

Manna Ministries Dental Clinic offers a free program for dental extractions, oral health education, and dental supplies to the uninsured. Primarily, adults ages 18-70 are assisted by its dental services unit.  For more information call 601-799-2121.

AstraZeneca's Cardiovascular Health

AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation “Connections for Cardiovascular Health" has awarded Manna Ministries Inc. $179,570 in support of their “MOVE” program.   A program designed to educate, engage and empower individuals and families in reaching healthier lifestyles for themselves and their communities, through support, encouragement and community collaborative, thereby reducing obesity in Mississippi one family at a time.

 

The AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s Connections for Cardiovascular Health (CCH) program awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 10 organizations working to help improve cardiovascular health in their communities.

 

Jameye Martin, CEO of Manna Ministries states “This funding will allow us to offer this program free to the communities we serve, in support of educating individuals on how to eat healthy, how to integrate physical activities into busy schedules, facts about risk factors associated with obesity, and managing chronic diseases”.  “Mississippi ranks number two in the nation for obesity, we have to start somewhere, and we feel this program will work for anyone no matter how many times they have struggled and failed”.  For more information about the program please call 601-799-2121

"MOVE" Minimized Obesity in Picayune

 

Obesity is the leading cause of high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Our "Move" program proved to be a success in lowering the statistics in Picayune by tailor-made plans for each individual's needs and a team coach to personally walk each participant through their individual program.

 

The choices we make are the building blocks and foundation that determine the quality of life we have.  We are making choices today that are directly affecting our tomorrows.  Manna Ministries' desire for the participants of MOVE were for them to learn how to make informed decisions that will distinctly influence their health and life.

 

MOVE accomplished the following:

 

CLINICAL INDICATORS:

 

  • -57% of adults reduced weight by an average of 9 pounds

 

  • -33% of adults reduced weight by an average of 14 pounds

 

  • -25% of children lost an average  of 5.2 pounds

 

  • -60% of adults lowered Hemoglobin A1C by an average of 1.4 points

 

  • -83% of adults lowered blood Pressure by an average of 30 points

 

  • -68% of adults lowered total cholesterol by average of 22 points

 

 BEHAVIORAL INDICATORS

 

  • -79% of adults reported an increase in exercise since starting the program

 

  • -100% of children reported they increased exercise since starting   the program

 

  • -100% of adults participants state eating better  and making better food choices

 

  • -50% of children reported eating better

 

  • -70% of adults reported increased interest in overall health and well  being

 

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