COPE is a secondary prevention program for patients recovering from cardiovascular disease that are unable to attend a traditional cardiac rehabilitation program. This home-based approach addresses potential barriers of transportation and conflicting work schedules. COPE assists/coaches patients and their families in making positive, sustained lifestyle changes which lead to reduced mortality and health care costs.
- Since the COPE program began at the end of June 2010, 52 patients have been referred to the program and 28 signed up.
- 88 percent of patients referred in 2011 were underinsured.
- As of December 2011, 82 percent of the patients who signed up are still engaged in the program.
- La Clínica de la Raza
- Contra Costa Health Plan