Blood Pressure Services
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is sometimes called the “silent killer.” The only way to know if your blood pressure is high is to have it checked regularly. Individuals often do not understand what number ranges are considered normal or high. Many people also do not understand the severity of the consequences of having high blood pressure.
Because of this, a state-wide program has been developed called the CARE Collaborative. CARE stands for Cardiovascular Assessment, Risk Reduction, and Education. The goals of the CARE Collaborative program are to:
- Increase the number of adults age 18 and above who have their blood pressure measured and can state whether it is normal or high.
- Increase the proportion of persons appropriately educated about health behaviors and lifestyle changes.
- Increase the number of participants who are taking action to help control their elevated blood pressure by focusing on health behaviors.
Join the program and receive a free blood pressure monitor!