Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure Checks in the Community

Self-monitored blood pressure checks empower participants to take ownership of their cardiovascular health!

Many communities in the United States are recognizing the importance of self-monitoring blood pressure checks. In nearby Nebraska, local communities are partnering with the YMCA to give people a chance to check their blood pressure through a four-month blood pressure program. This program encourages and creates access for participants to take their blood pressure two times a month at their local YMCA. They also take it twice a month at home along with attending nutrition classes at the YMCA. The program is free and participants do not need to be part of the local YMCA. The goal is to tackle the problem from a community level and take steps to help people become more aware and more in control of their blood pressure. To read the full story please click here.

Colorado also has a number of programs that promote self-monitored blood pressure checks.  See links below for more information:

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