Having high blood pressure puts your employees at risk for heart disease and stroke, which are leading causes of death in the United States. About 1 in every 3 adults has high blood pressure.1 Many adults are unaware of having high blood pressure which is why workplace education and blood pressure screens are so effective.
(3 pts on CDC Scorecard)
Provide free or subsidized blood pressure screening (beyond self-report) followed by directed feedback and clinical referral when appropriate.
Provide and promote interactive educational programming on preventing and controlling high blood pressure.
- Million Hearts (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Know Your Numbers (American Heart Association)
- Know the Facts About High Blood Pressure (National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute)
- High Blood Pressure (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
Provide and promote free or subsidized lifestyle coaching/counseling or self-management programs that equip employees with skills and motivation to set and meet their personal blood pressure management goals.
- Know It Control It (Start With Your Heart)
Make blood pressure monitoring devices available with instructions for employees to conduct their own self assessments.
- Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (Million Hearts)
Provide health insurance coverage with free or subsidized out-of-pocket costs for blood pressure control medications.
- Medicine Assistance Programs (American Heart Association)
(1 pt on CDC Scorecard)
Provide educational materials on preventing and controlling high blood pressure.
- Preventing High Blood Pressure: What You Can Do (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Controlling Blood Pressure (Center for Disease Control and Prevention)