YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

Community Need

Did you know 1 out of 3 adults in the United States has high blood pressure? According to the American Hearth Association, nearly 80 million adults have high blood pressure. Less than half have it under control. High blood pressure is often referred to as "The Silent Killer" because there are typically no warning signs or symptoms. It is also a key, modifiable risk factor for both heart disease and stroke.

Program Overview

To address the issue of high blood pressure, the Y designed an evidenced-based, self-monitoring program to help participants better manage their blood pressure. 

Participants receive support from trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors during the four-month program. During this time participants are encouraged to:

  • Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month
  • Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars

Program Goals

  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Better blood pressure management
  • Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits

Program offering varies by season and location. For additional information, please contact:

Susan Buell | 253-460-8912

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