Hypertension 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 hypertension. The social media messages, graphics, and resources below can help your networks understand the basics of hypertension, 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.

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A blood pressure cuff.

Raise awareness of the risks of high blood pressure all year long.

February 2020: American Heart Month (#HeartMonth)

May 2020: High Blood Pressure Education Month

May 2020: National Stroke Awareness Month (#StrokeMonth)

May 17, 2020: World Hypertension Day

September 29, 2020: World Heart Day

October 29, 2020: World Stroke Day

Facebook/LinkedIn

  • Self-measured blood pressure monitoring, combined with regular checkups, can help people control hypertension. Download the Million Hearts [tag] action guide for public health professionals and bring blood pressure control to your community. http://bit.ly/2jF0WvXexternal icon
  • 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 icon
  • 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/2NnGgqcexternal icon
  • 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 stick to the ’script.  http://bit.ly/2QG2gLGexternal icon
  • 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 icon
  • Hypertension in youth is linked to health problems later in life. Encourage parents to help youth keep a healthy weight and normal blood pressure—here’s how. http://bit.ly/2NMRjGIexternal icon
  • Many people need to take medicine to help keep their blood pressure at healthy levels. Learn more about how these medicines work, their risks, and possible side effects. http://bit.ly/2RL9ZKDexternal icon

Twitter

  • Lower your #BloodPressure by taking small steps, like measuring and recording your numbers between checkups. Get more blood pressure management tips from @CDCHeart_Stroke. http://bit.ly/2kVJGmKexternal icon
  • #PublicHealth professionals can help promote self-measured #BloodPressure monitoring programs in health systems with 5 action steps. Learn how from @MillionHeartsUS. http://bit.ly/2jF0WvXexternal icon
  • Self-measured #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 icon
  • 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 icon
  • One major cause of ineffective #BloodPressure control? A lack of #medication adherence. Watch this @MillionHeartsUS video on how to help patients take their medicines as directed. http://bit.ly/2jFGHiaexternal icon
  • #Hypertension in #youth is linked to health problems later in life. Encourage #parents to help youth keep a healthy weight and normal blood pressure—here’s how. http://bit.ly/2NMRjGIexternal icon
  • Many people need to take #medicine to help keep their #BloodPressure at healthy levels. Learn more about how these medicines work, their risks, and possible side effects. http://bit.ly/2RL9ZKDexternal icon

Shareable Graphics and Tools

Download and share these blood pressure graphics, tools, and videos on your social media pages.

For Consumers

High blood pressure control is within my reach. I record my blood pressure regularly, take my medications as directed, and ask my health care team questions I have. I can control my blood pressure, and you can too!  We've got this.

High blood pressure control is within your reach. Refrain from tobacco. Reduce sodium. Reenergize your activity goals. We've got this.

High blood pressure is no match for us.

Let's work toward high blood pressure control together.

High blood pressure control is within reach. Find tips for your journey at cdc.gov/bloodpressure

High blood pressure control is a team effort. Find tips for your journey at cdc.gov/bloodpressure.

High blood pressure control is a journey. Explore management tools at cdc.gov/bloodpressure.

High blood pressure control is within your reach. Find tips for your journey at cdc.gov/bloodpressure

For Health Professionals

Hypertension control is a journey. Explore management tools at cdc.gov/bloodpressure.

Hypertension control is within our reach. Encourage steps to a healthier heart with tools from cdc.gov/bloodpressure.

Hypertension control is within reach.

High blood pressure is no match for us.

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.

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