The Heart Disease Prevention Program (HDPP) has several goals:
This program is intended for the citizens of Colorado and beyond. Funds generated through the HDPP support program operations, student fellowships, and research in the HPCRL and the Department of Health and Exercise Science.
The Heart Disease Prevention Program has been successfully implemented in fire agencies across the state and is a valuable service to support the health and wellness of firefighters. We have recently extended the program to law enforcement agencies.
The HDPP involves three visits to the HPCRL. Prior to your first visit, you will receive a packet that must be completed and brought with you to your preliminary visit. This packet includes medical history and psychological questionnaires and an optional diet diary. During your first visit, several measurements are taken to assess body composition, lung function, strength and flexibility. This visit lasts approximately 1-½ hours. On your second visit, you will undergo a treadmill test to assess your functional capacity and heart function. This visit is also approximately 1 ½ hours. During your last visit, we review your results with you and provide suggestions for lifestyle changes. You will receive a packet containing your results. We will forward your results to your physician at no charge upon request.
The fee for this comprehensive program is $480.