Blood Pressure Communications Kit
With the support of health professionals like you, the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) is better able to educate the public about the risks of high blood pressure. The social media messages and graphics below can help your networks understand the basics of high blood pressure, including how it increases risk for heart disease and stroke, why self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring is important, and treatment options.
Help DHDSP spread awareness by sharing these resources on your social media pages and with your colleagues.
Raise awareness of the risks of high blood pressure all year long.
February 2019: American Heart Month (#HeartMonth)
May 2019: High Blood Pressure Education Month
May 2019: National Stroke Awareness Month (#StrokeMonth)
May 17, 2019: World Hypertension Day
- At-home blood pressure monitoring, combined with regular checkups, can help people control high blood pressure.
Download the Million Hearts [tag] action guide for public health professionals and bring blood pressure control to your community. http://bit.ly/2jF0WvXExternal
- Regularly monitoring your blood pressure, with support from your health care team, can help lower your risk for heart disease and stroke. You can check your blood pressure at the doctor’s office, at a pharmacy, or even at home! Learn more from CDC [tag]. http://bit.ly/2iFB6U5External
- High blood pressure is often called the silent killer. You might not have symptoms, but it’s a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Monitoring your own blood pressure at home can help you keep your blood pressure under control. http://bit.ly/2CmryKQExternal
- Taking your medicines as directed can be confusing, but it’s an important way to help manage your blood pressure. This Million Hearts [tag] video has tips to help you. http://bit.ly/2QG2gLGExternal
- High blood pressure increases your risk for heart disease and stroke. The good news is that there are steps you can take every day to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range. Start today with CDC [tag]! http://bit.ly/2Gt2kN6External
- Lower your #BloodPressure by taking small steps, like measuring and recording your numbers between checkups. Get more blood pressure management tips. http://bit.ly/2kVJGmKExternal @CDCHeart_Stroke
- #PublicHealth professionals can help promote at-home #BloodPressure monitoring programs in health systems with 5 action steps. Learn how from @MillionHeartsUS. http://bit.ly/2jF0WvXExternal
- Home #BloodPressure monitoring can help patients identify and keep track of their numbers. Read these @MillionHeartsUS action guides on how to empower patients to make blood pressure control a priority. http://bit.ly/2jp7n2TExternal
- Encourage #patients to find ways to monitor their #BloodPressure outside of the doctor’s office—like at the pharmacy or at home. http://bit.ly/2nZ4CaHExternal @MillionHeartsUS
- One major cause of ineffective #BloodPressure control? A lack of #medication adherence. Help patients take their medicines as directed. http://bit.ly/2jFGHiaExternal @MillionHeartsUS
Help Patients Take Blood Pressure Medicines as Directed
Published February 1, 2017
One major cause of ineffective blood pressure control is a lack of medication adherence, or patients not taking their medications at the right time and in the right amount. But health professionals can help! Watch this animated video to learn how.
Tips for Taking Blood Pressure Medicines As Directed
Published March 3, 2017
One major cause of ineffective blood pressure control is not taking medications at the right time and in the right amount. But patients and their loved ones can take steps to stick to the ‘script! Share this animated video to learn how.
- Blood Pressure 101: Know the BasicsExternal
Share this quiz to help your networks brush up on their blood pressure basics.
- DHDSP Twitter, Million Hearts® Twitter, and Million Hearts® Facebook pages
Follow DHDSP and Million Hearts® on social media to share our blood pressure posts directly on your pages.
- Million Hearts® Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMBP): Action Steps for Public Health Professionals and CliniciansExternal
Download these guides for evidence-based action steps and resources to implement SMBP in your practices, health systems, and communities.
- High Blood Pressure During Childhood and Adolescence
High blood pressure in youth is linked to health problems later in life. Learn what parents can do to help.
- High Blood Pressure Fact Sheets
Print and share these resources with your audiences to help them learn about the risk factors, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of high blood pressure.
- 5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure
This CDC Features article talks about what people may not know about high blood pressure and how to lower risk.
- Million Hearts® Hypertension Control ChampionsExternal
Read success stories and lessons learned from health professionals, systems, and practices that achieved success in blood pressure control.
- Million Hearts® SMBP Tools and ResourcesExternal
Find fact sheets, videos, and success stories on SMBP.
- How to Use Your Home Blood Pressure Monitor
This video from the National Association of Community Health Centers will teach patients how to use a home blood pressure monitor so that they can share their readings with their health care team and together, make better decisions about their health care.
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure TrainingExternal
This educational video from the American Medical Association and American Heart Association helps train health care teams and patients on how to properly self-measure blood pressure.