Healthier blood pressure sometimes takes a community.
Are you one of the approximately 78 million people in the United States who has high blood pressure? Do you have a family history of it? Known also as the silent killer or hypertension, high blood pressure typically has no symptoms but can lead to deadly health consequences such as heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. Some populations are more at risk of developing hypertension than others. Despite how widespread it is and damaging it can be, high blood pressure is still unknown, misunderstood or ignored by many people.
For that reason, a scientific study was developed to see if a multi-disciplinary, community-wide program could be effective in improving blood pressure results in its participants. The answer is "yes".
You Can Do It!
Based on the positive results of Check It, Change It, Check. Change. Control. is rolling out across the United States. Modeled after Check It, Change It, this AHA/ASA program empowers people to learn about, monitor and manage their blood pressures through a combination of resources.
Local volunteer health mentors are recruited and trained to encourage you to monitor your blood pressure and stay consistent with your plan. With blood pressure monitoring available at no cost in many pharmacies, healthcare facilities and fire stations, anyone can easily find out their blood pressure numbers.
Heart360 is a powerful tool to help track health factors like blood pressure and connect to healthcare providers and volunteer mentors to share your progress. High blood pressure is silent but serious. So get serious about it. You can do it!
Learn more about or find a Check. Change. Control. program in your area by contacting the AHA affiliate closest to you.
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