A Kansas City research team is launching an art project in the Northeast to bring health research back into the community.

Led by Kim Smolderen of Yale University, the Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute-affiliated team is working with Mattie Rhodes Center (MRC) to create an art installation to raise awareness about peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Researchers followed patients from the Kansas City area and across the U.S. for one year to study patients' quality of life and care after being diagnosed with PAD. 

The team received funding in 2019 through the Eugene Washington Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Awards Program for a PAD outreach program to spread awareness to communities of cardiovascular disease, its risk factors and ways to prevent it.

One of those outreach programs will be through an interactive art project, which will be located in the Paseo Gateway neighborhoods in Northeast.

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