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Nearly 116 million adults in US have hypertension and 75% are NOT controlled.

Did You Know?

Uncontrolled hypertension is the leading driver of the shorter life expectancy of Blacks in the United States and the most readily reversible driver of health inequity. Detroit was ranked as the city with the second-highest rate of hypertension with nearly 47% of all adults estimated to have hypertension. 


Given the alarming rates of hypertension in our community, we’ve developed a community-based model for hypertension control.


You May Be At Risk

There are common hereditary and physical risk factors for high blood pressure including the following:

  • Age

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

  • Family History

  • Gender

  • Race

What Modifiable Risk Factors Contribute to Hypertension?

There are risk factors that you can change to decrease your risk for high blood pressure including:

  • Lack of physical activity

  • Obesity

  • Too much alcohol

  • Too much salt

  • Smoking

  • Stress

  • Sleep apnea


Unlocking the Hidden Risks of High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

Did you know that hypertension during pregnancy affects one in five Michigan moms, leading to potentially life-threatening conditions like preeclampsia and premature birth? But the risks don't stop there - babies born to moms with hypertension are more likely to have a low birth weight and experience developmental issues.


While a persistent headache may be the most common symptom, there are additional signs, such as swelling and blurry vision, that could signal high blood pressure. That's why it's critical to stay on top of your health and regularly get your blood pressure checked by a healthcare professional.


By knowing your numbers and taking action to manage your blood pressure, you can help ensure a healthy start for both you and your baby.


So don't let this hidden danger go unnoticed - sign up for a free blood pressure screening today! It could make all the difference!

3 Easy Ways to Register for the Program

Online Registration

Simply schedule a free screening below. 



Stop in at the Sheffield Center, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. to register.


Phone Registration

Don't hesitate to give us a call at 313-635-5978.

Celebrity Endorsements

Comedian Rodney Perry
Comedian Mike Epps
Comedian Earthquake
Recording Artist Theodis Ealy

The Blood Pressure Matters campaign is brought to you by:

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