American Heart Month Partner Toolkit
Uncontrolled high blood pressure, or hypertension, is dangerous and far too common. In fact, 1 of 3 adults in the United States has the condition.1 High blood pressure usually has no signs or symptoms, but it does have consequences. The only way to know if you’re at risk for high blood pressure is to know your numbers.
This year, the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) will focus on how people can control high blood pressure and protect their heart. Join DHDSP throughout February in encouraging people with high blood pressure on their journey to control. We’ve got this!
Follow DHDSP on Twitter and Million Hearts® on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for #HeartMonth messages that you can share on your channels. You can also share the following social media messages and graphics with your followers:
- High blood pressure control is a journey. There are small steps you can take every day to control high blood pressure and protect your heart. Here are 5 ways to get started. #HeartMonth http://bit.ly/2Gj1fG4external icon
- Results take time, but blood pressure control is possible. Take these handouts with you to your next check-up and talk to your health care team about your plan. #HeartMonth http://bit.ly/2TPde6kexternal icon
- A healthier heart is worth the journey. Keep this Blood Pressure Log handy to regularly measure and track your numbers. You’ve got this! #HeartMonth http://bit.ly/2TPde6kexternal icon
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure is dangerous and far too common. Talk with your health care team about a management plan. We’ve got this! #HeartMonth http://bit.ly/2TPde6kexternal icon
- High blood pressure control is within our reach. Check out CDC [tag]’s partner toolkit to empower others on their journey to control and better heart health. We’ve got this! http://bit.ly/2MzKPgaexternal icon #HeartMonth
- Do you know how to measure your blood pressure correctly? Find out with this short quiz! #HeartMonth http://bit.ly/30kltZiexternal icon
- High #BloodPressure control is within reach. Here are 5 ways you can manage high blood pressure and protect your #heart. http://bit.ly/2Gj1fG4external icon #HeartMonth
- #BloodPressure control IS possible. Use these handouts to talk to your health care team about how to reach your control goal. You’ve got this! http://bit.ly/2TPde6kexternal icon #HeartMonth
- Regularly measuring your numbers is key to #BloodPressure control. Keep this Blood Pressure Log handy to track your measurements. You’ve got this! http://bit.ly/2TPde6kexternal icon #HeartMonth
- Uncontrolled high #BloodPressure is dangerous and far too common. Talk with your health care team about a management plan. We’ve got this! http://bit.ly/2TPde6kexternal icon #HeartMonth
- High #BloodPressure control is within our reach. Check out @CDCHeart_Stroke’s partner toolkit to empower others on their journey to control and better heart health. http://bit.ly/2MzKPgaexternal icon #HeartMonth
- Do you know how to measure your #BloodPressure accurately? Find out with this short quiz! http://bit.ly/30kltZiexternal icon #HeartMonth
Shareable Graphics and Tools
Share these quizzes to help your networks brush up on their blood pressure basics and understand how to measure their blood pressure properly.
- Blood Pressure 101: Know the Basicsexternal icon
- Do You Know How to Measure Your Blood Pressure?external icon
- High Blood Pressure
Get the facts on high blood pressure, its risk factors, and how to prevent and manage it.
- Measure Your Blood Pressure
Get answers to FAQs about measuring your blood pressure and tips on how to measure it accurately.
For Health Professionals
- Hypertension Communications Kit
Use these shareable messages and graphics to help your audiences understand what hypertension is and why managing blood pressure is important for reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- 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.
- Supporting Your Patients with High Blood Pressure pdf icon[PDF – 1 MB]external icon
Download this Million Hearts® checklist as a guide during visits with patients who are working to control high blood pressure.
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoringexternal icon (SMBP)
Find guides, videos, and success stories from Million Hearts® to help health professionals implement SMBP in their practices.
- Merai R, Siegel C, Rakotz M, Basch P, Wright J, Wong B, Thorpe P. CDC Grand Rounds: A Public Health Approach to Detect and Control Hypertension. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65(45):1261–1264.