Hypertension Patient Education Resources

Fact Sheets About Hypertension and Related Conditions and Behaviors

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Stay up to date on the latest facts about hypertension and related conditions from the CDC.

High Blood Pressure: Medicines to Help You: This guide from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can help you better understand blood pressure medicines and talk to a health care provider about what is right for you.

Fact Sheets and Information About Conditions and Behaviors Related to Hypertension

Resources from Other Organizations

The following web sites include patient-friendly links and resources about hypertension (high blood pressure):

Tools for Community Health Workers (CHWs)

Hispanic populations have low control rates for hypertension, a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Also, they have high prevalence of high blood cholesterol, and their diets are often high in salt and saturated fats. Reaching these audiences with effective messages about prevention can be challenging.

Promotoras and other CHWs are encouraged to read this fotonovela with participants:

A Promotora/CHW Guide accompanies the How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol fotonovela and gives these members of the health care team a brief summary of objectives, tips, additional activities, reviews, and reminders:

This is an easy-to-understand fact sheet about heart health (aspirin use when appropriate, blood pressure control, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation):