Take Control of Your Health

Starting with Your Blood Pressure

Why does high blood pressure matter?

High blood pressure and high cholesterol are the two most common major diseases for Coachella Valley adults.

The rate of high blood pressure in the Coachella Valley is significantly higher than California as a whole (*34.0% compared to 28.5%, respectively.) Both cholesterol and high blood pressure are risk factors for heart disease and stroke that we can take control of. How? Find resources below.

*Source: Coachella Valley Community Health Survey 2016

Disease Weighted Percentage Population Estimate
High Blood Pressure 34.0% 103,884
High Cholesterol 27.5% 83,289

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Check. Change. Control.

The American Heart Association wants to ensure you live the longest, healthiest life possible. Did you know that hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart attack and stroke? That's why the AHA has implemented an evidence-based hypertension management program that utilizes blood pressure self-monitoring and online tracking, empowering participants to take ownership of their cardiovascular health.

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Check. Change. Control. emphasizes three important aspects of managing hypertension: