National High Blood Pressure Education Month marks the “kickoff” of high blood pressure prevention and control activities for the year. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) launched the first “Month” campaign in May 1974. About 100 national organizations cooperated in the campaign and over 200 organizations coordinated activities in their communities during the month.
NHLBI invites community groups, civic and faith-based organizations, hospital outreach programs, public health departments, and workplaces to renew activities to prevent and control high blood pressure. Below is a list of NHLBI resources that program planners may use in their activities for National High Blood Pressure Education Month:
Information for Patients and the Public
- What is High Blood Pressure?
- What Is the DASH Eating Plan?
- Heart Healthy Recipes
- Publications on High Blood Pressure
- Publications for Special Populations
Information for Health Professionals
- Management of Blood Pressure in Adults: Systematic Evidence Review from the Blood Pressure Expert Panel
- Integrated Guidelines for Cardiovascular Health and Risk Reduction in Children and Adolescents
- Resources for Community Health Workers
- Publications for Community Outreach