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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring - Begins March 28

One in three American adults has high blood pressure, which puts them at risk for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in the U.S.

In response to this critical health issue, YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program offers personalized support as participants develop the habit of monitoring their blood pressure. Research shows that the process of recording blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months can lower blood pressure in many people with high blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring is one part of Y-USA’s suite of evidence-based chronic disease prevention programs. Since 2005, the Y has worked to become a leading provider of chronic disease prevention programs to communities across the U.S.

This is a 4-month long program that includes a FREE YMCA Membership for the duration of the program.

Participants will also: 

  • Take and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two consultations a month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador
  • Attend monthly nutrition education seminars

To participate in this program, participants must be:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
  • Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
  • Not be at risk for lymphedema

 

Members: $45/month (includes loaner cuff and device)

CP (Community Participant): $75/month (includes loaner cuff and device) + a FREE YMCA Membership for the duration of the program.

Please note: Your insurance provider MAY cover this program! 


Loaner Cuff Program

In partnership with Rock County Public Health Department, automated blood pressure machines are available to both members and CPs (Community Participants) 18+ – FREE!

Wondering if you qualify? If you check any of these boxes within the last six (6) months, you do!

  • Hypertensive/pre-hypertensive (high blood pressure) diagnosis
  • Recent hospital discharge (be prepared to provide date)
  • Referral/recommendation from physician (physician name requested)
  • Medication change (be prepared to list medication)

Cuffs are loaned out for a 1-month period, available on a first come, first serve basis and include a FREE YMCA NRC membership.


For more information, please contact Niqi Linneman at nlinneman@ymcajanesville.org or (608) 754-9622 ext. 116.