Hypertension Control Resources for Individuals and Patients

American Heart Month 2021

Feeling the pressure? We can help. Blood pressure control is possible.

Uncontrolled high blood pressure (hypertension) is too common and dangerous. It puts people at risk for heart disease, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure, vision loss, peripheral artery disease, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy complications, and cognitive decline.

The resources, strategies, and plain language materials in this toolkit can help you communicate with people about the consequences of high blood pressure and how they can take charge of their high blood pressure management.

Who Should Use This Toolkit?

This toolkit is designed for anyone who works with patients or individuals with hypertension.

Use these resources to help manage high blood pressure in your communities.

How Do I Use This Toolkit?

  • Share patient-friendly resources in your clinics and virtual waiting rooms.
  • Link to plain language educational resources to help people learn about high blood pressure.
  • Copy social messages and graphics and share them with individuals and patients in your social networks.
  • Use these tools in tandem with the actions recommended in The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension.
Printable and Shareable Handouts
Learn About High Blood Pressure

Individuals and Patients

Kids and Teens

Pregnant Women

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy
    Use this website to help describe why high blood pressure during pregnancy should be avoided and what patients can do to manage high blood pressure before, during, and after pregnancy.
Quizzes

Spread the Word

Share the following social media messages with your followers.

Take charge of your blood pressure—a healthier heart can lead to a healthier life. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action provides tools and strategies to control high blood pressure. https://bit.ly/3nXftk5external icon #HeartMonth

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]. https://bit.ly/2iFB6U5external icon #HeartMonth

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. https://bit.ly/2iFB6U5external icon #HeartMonth

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. https://bit.ly/2RL9ZKDexternal icon #HeartMonth

Taking care of your heart can be as simple as the ABCS. Talk with your health care team about Aspirin, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation. https://bit.ly/37XbNJBexternal icon #HeartMonth

High blood pressure control is within your reach. Use these resources to talk to your health care team about how to reach your control goal. You’ve got this! https://bit.ly/2TPde6kexternal icon #HeartMonth

Take charge of your #BloodPressure—a heathier #heart can lead to a healthier life. The @Surgeon_General’s Call to Action provides tools and strategies to control high blood pressure. https://bit.ly/3nXftk5external icon #HeartMonth

Regularly monitoring your #BloodPressure, with support from your health care team, can help lower your risk for #HeartDisease and stroke. Check your blood pressure at the doctor’s office, at a pharmacy, or even at home! Learn more. https://bit.ly/2iFB6U5external icon #HeartMonth

High #BloodPressure is often called the silent killer. You might not have symptoms, but it’s a leading risk factor for #HeartDisease and stroke. Monitoring your own blood pressure at home can help you keep your blood pressure under control. https://bit.ly/2iFB6U5external icon #HeartMonth

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. https://bit.ly/2RL9ZKDexternal icon #HeartMonth

Taking care of your #heart can be as simple as the ABCS. Talk with your health care team about Aspirin, #BloodPressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation. https://bit.ly/37XbNJBexternal icon #HeartMonth

High #BloodPressure control is within your reach. Use these @CDCHeart_Stroke resources to talk to your health care team about how to reach your control goal. You’ve got this! https://bit.ly/2TPde6kexternal icon #HeartMonth

Social Media Graphics

Download these hypertension graphics to share on your social media accounts with patients, friends, and family.

Know Your Numbers

Work With Your Health Care Team

Take Control!

Review and share our materials for public health professionals to help your communities control hypertension.

Implement our clinical tools and resources on hypertension control in your practice, and share the tools with your team.