High Blood Pressure Management Workshop

WELCOME

About 1 in every 4 Vermont adults have been told they have high blood pressure. High blood pressure means the force of blood flowing through your blood vessels is consistently too high. If left untreated, it can damage your circulatory system and lead to serious health problems, such as heart attack, stroke or kidney damage.

The good news is there’s a lot you can do to manage your high blood pressure and help prevent these problems. And we can help.

HOW WE’LL HELP YOU

The High Blood Pressure Management Workshop (also known as Health Coaches for Hypertension Control) is a proven, small group program developed to help participants ages 45 and older take control of managing their high blood pressure at home.

This workshop meets weekly for 1.5 hours, for 8 weeks.

Your trained lifestyle coach and fellow participants will guide and support you to:

  • Learn the basics of controlling your high blood pressure
  • Make healthier eating choices
  • Get more physical activity in your daily life
  • Help you quit smoking or tobacco, if applicable
  • Reduce stress and stay motivated
  • Better manage blood pressure medications
  • Solve problems and create plans for action and change

This workshop is free to participants. That’s because we’re committed to making sure all Vermonters have access to expert advice and proven strategies to take control of their health.

THIS WORKSHOP MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU

If you:

  • Are 45 years or older
  • Have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension)

A support person of someone with high blood pressure is welcome to join.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Aug 5
High Blood Pressure

Online High Blood Pressure @ Hosted by Gifford Medical Center, Available Statewide

  • Aug. 5, 2021 
  • to Oct. 14, 2021
  •  on Thursdays 
  • 03:00 pm 
  • - 04:30 pm
Aug 10
High Blood Pressure

Online High Blood Pressure @ Hosted by Gifford Medical Center, Available Statewide

  • Aug. 10, 2021 
  • to Sep. 28, 2021
  •  on Tuesdays 
  • 03:00 pm 
  • - 04:30 pm
Aug 16
High Blood Pressure

Online High Blood Pressure @ Hosted by North Country Hospital, Available Statewide

  • Aug. 16, 2021 
  • to Oct. 4, 2021
  •  on Mondays 
  • 04:00 pm 
  • - 05:30 pm

WORKSHOP FACTS

High blood pressure usually doesn’t have any symptoms. The only way to know is to check your blood pressure regularly.

Only about 1 in 4 adults (24%) with hypertension have their condition under control (less than 140/90 mmHg).

Evidence suggests that having uncontrolled high blood pressure during midlife (ages 44 to 66) creates a higher risk for dementia later in life.

High blood pressure if one of the two leading causes of kidney disease and kidney failure (diabetes is the other).

High blood pressure is one of the leading risks for heart disease and stroke. About 1 in 4 Vermonters have high blood pressure.

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