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    The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically highlighted social inequities in health. Now more than ever, it’s important for everyone to pay attention to their blood pressure numbers. High blood pressure is a leading cause and controllable risk factor for heart disease, stroke and can contribute to worse outcomes for people who contract COVID-19.

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    Community-based organizations are vital pillars that provide social support, care, and services to people of all ages and cultures. Many of these organizations promote healthier lifestyles, provide resources, and address social determinants of health for people within their communities. The American Heart Association is working to equip community members, local businesses, organizations and healthcare providers with tools and resources to remove barriers to health equity.

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    In response, the American Heart Association launched the National Hypertension Control Initiative, an evidence-based, community-driven effort to reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure, in communities across the country. This initiative collaborates and is supported by the Office of Minority Health and the Health Resources & Services Administration Bureau of Primary Care.  Our goal is to reduce high blood pressure, especially among those in historically under resourced communities that live with health-related disparities related to heart disease and stroke.

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  • Our events are designed to help organizations like yours understand high blood pressure and to empower neighborhoods with the knowledge and resources to improve their health. Find out more by watching our previous events.

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  • Help raise awareness about high blood pressure and encourage your community to learn more about their numbers and the importance of self-monitoring your blood pressure.

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  • We’re here to help empower your healthy blood pressure journey. These articles are meant to provide relevant information and tips.

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Health care professionals are a vital part of our work to help improve blood pressure control rates. Head over to our dedicated Health Center Hub with training information and resources designed to help you and your team successfully partner with patients.

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