Targeting Blood Pressure Symposium

January 30, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
The University Club
123 University Pl
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Jesabell I. Rivera-Guerra

One in three American adults — about 80 million people — has high blood pressure, putting them at increased risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and even death from cardiovascular disease. Modest increases in high blood pressure (HBP) are linked to higher risk of death, including heart failure among African Americans, Latinos and families in at-risk communities. In Allegheny County, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease (CVD) are higher when compared with PA and the U.S. Every 10-point drop in systolic blood pressure can decrease the risk of CVD and stroke by 30-50%. But we can change the stats.

Be part of this empowering symposium on joining community and provider forces to target blood pressure in our region. Join us, and a panel of elite speakers as we:
– Create awareness about the urgency to improve HBP in the region & the tools, resources and system-level strategies to help
– Empower clinics and community-based organizations to target blood pressure by building bridges between community and primary care.
– Highlight community-based practices that are committed to improving blood pressure in the community
– Encourage health systems, medical practices & community based organizations to commit to improve BP control in the community by signing up to Target: BP or implementing Check. Change. Control.

Be a part of the solution! Join us for this FREE event!

About ACHD

Created in 1957, the Allegheny County Health Department is charged with protecting the environmental and public health of 1.2 million County residents through Pennsylvania Act 315 , the Local Health Administration Law.