The American Heart Association and YMCA of the USA Strike New Agreement to Nationally Scale Community Based Blood Pressure Program

The American Heart Association and YMCA of the USA Strike New Agreement to Nationally Scale Community Based Blood Pressure ProgramNational nonprofit organizations come together to unite communities and clinical care with blood pressure self-management proof of concept program

New Orleans, November 14, 2016 — To ensure that the 1 in 3 American adults who are living with high blood pressure better control their condition, the American Heart Association (AHA) today announced a new strategic relationship with YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) that links communities and clinical care to the YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program.

The program will leverage the information and resources of Y-USA’s existing self-management blood pressure program as well as the Target: BP initiative jointly created last year by the AHA and the American Medical Association.

By focusing on a delivery model that aims to enhance clinical care by creating a direct link to the community, more people with high blood pressure will be connected to resources that help them achieve better health.

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