Healthy Arteries Campaign is a global public health campaign and provides a platform for learning, supporting and sharing information about PAD Awareness, with support of non-profit organizations and associations in healthcare.
The goal of the Healthy Arteries Project is to promote the awareness and timely diagnosis of PAD by supporting active measurements of Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) for everyone in the risk group.
The PAD awareness campaign will focus on patients. It will help them get information about PAD and encourage them to ask for measurements of ABI at their doctor’s clinic.
Through communication tools and community support, the project will raise awareness among patients and their relatives about peripheral arterial disease, risk factors, consequences and life once diagnosed with the disease. Through innovative and interactive project activities, the patient will become familiar with the important facts of this disease and the importance of ABI measurement.
At the same time, the project will contribute to the recognition of the disease and its symptoms with emphasis on prevention.
In providing information and finding the right ambassadors of the program, it will be necessary to establish a network of health institutions and other relevant stakeholders in the community, which will raise awareness of peripheral arterial disease and provide better access to measurements through their instruments.