One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at heightened risk of stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In response to this critical health care issue, the YMCA offers its Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, an evidence-based program that features personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months has been shown to lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure.
Participants work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program. Participants will:
- Take and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
- Attend two consultations a month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador
- Attend monthly nutrition education seminar
Find out if you qualify or get more information by contacting your participating Y location.
Caine Halter Family YMCA
Eastside Family YMCA
Prisma Health Family YMCA
George I. Theisen Family YMCA
$40 for Y members
$80 for the Community
YMCA membership not required.