Blood Pressure

 

According to the CHA, currently 35% of Lorain County adults have been diagnosed with high blood pressure; which is higher than the United States' national rate of 31.3%. By hosting a blood pressure monitoring campaign, your worksite, community or faith-based organization can support people in making healthier choices to improve their overall wellness.

Materials Needed:

  • Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor/Cuff
    • Cost varies depending on device ($40.00 to $70.00)
    • One device per 30-40 employees

 For information on the above topics, visit welcoa.org or contact the Lorain County General Health District

Campaign Package:                                                                     

Step One: Get People Interested and Energized to Participate

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Step Two: Decide Ideas and Methods for your Program

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Step Three: Help Participants Monitor and Track Their Blood Pressure

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Step Four: Use the Tracking Sheets to Determine a Winning Team

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Everything You Need To Get Started:

Campaign Photo

E-Mail Blast 

Newsletter Samples

Sample Promotional Flyer

Sign Up Sheet

Tracking and Participation

Blood Pressure Measuring Tips

Blood Pressure Quiz Questions

Blood Pressure Tips

Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Blood Pressure

National Blood, Lung, and Heart Institute

American Heart Association

Health Finder

Million Hearts

Medline Plus

National Institutes of Health

Sources:

www.cdc.gov/workplacehealthpromotion/evaluation/topics/nutrition.html
www.loraincountyhealth.com/lorain-county-community-health-assessment
www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/fruitsvegetables/index.html

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