TAKE ACTION TO IMPROVE HEART HEALTH

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program is designed to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure.

 Nearly half (46%) of adults in the United States have high blood pressure.

 

 Only 1 in 4 adults have their condition under control.

 High blood pressure is most prevalent in racial and ethnic minority populations.

 

 It is often referred to as “The Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or symptoms.

Goal 1

Measure and record your blood pressure at home at least two times per month, gaining increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure

Goal 2

Attend two personalized consultations per month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador

Goal 3

Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program?

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars, and personalized support.

A Healthy Heart Ambassador will work with you one-on-one to be certain that you know how to correctly and consistently measure your blood pressure. During this 4-month program, you will also learn how to improve your blood pressure through different strategies, including nutrition seminars - we know that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach and we are committed to finding out what works best for you!

Is there a fee to participate?

Yes, there is a program fee. However, the Y is committed to reducing or covering the cost of the program through financial assistance or grant funding for eligible participants. 

How and when is the program offered?

We are now offering the YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program virtually! Enrollment opportunities are offered regularly across the metro-east region. If you are interested in learning more about the program and participation options, please call 314-598-2120 or email bpprogram@gwrymca.org.