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One in three American adults has high blood pressure – that is nearly 80 million people. Less than half have it under control.

High blood pressure puts you at risk for stroke and heart attack, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.
In response to this critical health issue, our Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program offers you personalized support as you develop the habit of correctly monitoring your own blood pressure. Research shows that that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can actually lower blood pressure in many people.

How the program works:

​Participants will work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program.

During this time, participants will 

  • Self-measure their blood pressure weekly
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month
  • Attend monthly nutrition education seminars

The Y will provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor.

 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

For a small investment, participants receive:

  • An evidence-based program that may lower blood pressure
  • Personalized support from a Healthy Heart Ambassador 
  • Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
  • Heart healthy nutrition education

This program runs in person at the West Shore Y and also virtually - on your computer or tablet at your home.

TEMPORARY GRANT! We have a short-term grant that will pay most fees for many people. Funds are limited, so do not delay if you are interested.