High Blood Pressure Management Workshop

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About 1 in every 4 Vermont adults has 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 problems, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney damage or brain health complications, such as memory loss and confusion.

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 40 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
  • Learn how to monitor your blood pressure at home
  • 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 40 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

May 22
High Blood Pressure

In-Person High Blood Pressure @ Hosted by Northwestern Medical Center in Partnership with SASH, Franklin Homestead and Carriage House, 142 Homestead Dr. Franklin VT

  • May. 22, 2024 
  • to Jul. 10, 2024
  •  on Wednesdays 
  • 10:00 am 
  • - 11:30 am
Jun 5
High Blood Pressure

In-person High Blood Pressure @ Hosted by Central Vermont Medical Center, in partnership with Gifford Medical Center and Chestnut Place, Chestnut Place 430 Berlin Mall Road, Berlin

  • Jun. 5, 2024 
  • to Aug. 7, 2024
  •  on Wednesdays 
  • 01:00 pm 
  • - 02:30 pm
Jun 12
High Blood Pressure

In-person High Blood Pressure @ Hosted by the University of Vermont Medical Center in Partnership with the Hope Lodge, 237 East Ave, Burlington

  • Jun. 12, 2024 
  • to Jul. 31, 2024
  •  on Wednesdays 
  • 09:00 am 
  • - 10:30 am
Jun 18
High Blood Pressure

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

  • Jun. 18, 2024 
  • to Aug. 6, 2024
  •  on Tuesdays 
  • 10:00 am 
  • - 11:30 am

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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