Has your doctor diagnosed you with high blood pressure in the last six to 12 months? You’re not alone. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, but only one in four have their blood pressure under control.
To help people get their blood pressure under better control, a High Blood Pressure Education Program is being offered by the Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) benefit at the University of Pittsburgh. Full- and part-time regular Pitt employees with a University sponsored UPMC Health Plan who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure in the last year or who are interested in learning more about high blood pressure and finding a healthy lifestyle may be eligible to enroll in the program.
The High Blood Pressure Education Program aims to help individuals discover a path to manage and understand their blood pressure, lead a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, become more physically active, and reduce stress. Program participants will receive:
- Skills to better manage health and positively impact blood pressure
- Year-long access to a pharmacist trained in lifestyle coaching
There is no cost to enroll in the program. Those interested in joining or learning more about the High Blood Pressure Education Program should contact Natalie Capozzolo, pharmacist, at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 29, 2023.
Classes will be held in a "lunch and learn" style every other week at noon via Microsoft Teams starting October 18 through November 15 (three sessions total).
Limited spots are available. Register today!