Resources for Individuals and Patients

American Heart Month 2022

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.

Tools and Resources for Patients

Explore and share handouts and patient-friendly web content that patients can use to help take control of their high blood pressure.

Printable and Shareable Handouts
Learn About High Blood Pressure

Individuals and Patients

Kids and Teens

Pregnant People

  • 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 these social media messages with your followers.

February is American #HeartMonth! Join CDC this month in raising awareness about cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. There’s work to be done across all age groups, not just among older adults. cdc.gov/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

1 in every 3 deaths in the United States are related to cardiovascular disease. This #HeartMonth, explore shareable resources from CDC to help you and your peers make heart-healthy choices and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. cdc.gov/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

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) doesn’t affect just older adults; data show that younger populations are increasingly affected by CVD. Use CDC’s #HeartMonth toolkits, featuring a variety of free and shareable resources, to raise awareness of CVD in your community. cdc.gov/heartmonth

February is American #HeartMonth! Join @CDCHeart_Stroke this month in raising awareness about cardiovascular disease (#CVD) prevention across all age groups, especially adults ages 35 to 64. cdc.gov/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

It’s never too early to make heart-healthy choices. This #HeartMonth, learn how to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease (#CVD) with toolkits from @CDCHeart_Stroke. www.cdc.gov/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

It’s a common misconception that cardiovascular disease (#CVD) occurs only in older adults—but data show that younger populations are increasingly affected by CVD. Help improve heart health in your community w/ #HeartMonth resources from @CDCHeart_Stroke. cdc.gov/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.