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.
- 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.
- 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
- FREE in 2022 due to Grant Support- Don't miss out!
- blood pressure monitor included
Dakota County Health Department
1601 Broadway, Dakota City, NE 68776
For more information about this location, contact Yesica Saldana:
Email: [email protected] or call 402-369-1208
NORM WAITT SR. YMCA - coming in 2023!
For more information about the Y location, contact
Cailee Conlon | Program Director
We look forward to partnering with you on your journey!