Take Action To Improve Heart Health

If you live with high blood pressure, taking action to keep it well-controlled will minimize your risk for complications like stroke, heart attack, and even death. In addition, the simple process of checking and recording your blood pressure at least twice a month over four months has been shown to lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure.

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is an evidence-based program that features personalized support as you develop the habit of routinely self-monitoring your blood pressure, tips for maintaining your cardiovascular health, and nutrition education. 

How the program works

Participants will work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the four-month program. Just a few check-ins per month can yield significant results.  Program Office Hours are open and ongoing. 

You will:

  • Take your blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two consultations with a YMCA Healthy Heart Ambassador per month 
  • Attend monthly nutrition education

You will record your blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use tracking tool of your choosing. In addition, the Y can provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor. 

Program Qualifications:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
  • Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
  • Not be at risk for lymphedema

Program Fees:


Dakota County Health Department

1601 Broadway, Dakota City, NE 68776

For more information about this location, contact Yesica Saldana:

Email: ysaldana@dakotacounty.ne.gov or call 402-369-1208


NORM WAITT SR. YMCA - coming in 2023!

For more information about the Y location, contact
LaNay Larson | Wellness Director

We look forward to partnering with you on your journey!