Know Your Number!
The World Hypertension League, in partnership with the International Society of Hypertension, is celebrating World Hypertension Day (WHD), May 17- 24, 2016.
The theme for WHD is “Know Your Numbers” – with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world.
During the recent National Women’s Health Days fair, Affinia Healthcare’s Community Outreach department conducted 33 BP readings, which counted toward helping the WHD organizers reach their 3 million BP readings goal!
“Encouraging the St. Louis community to know its blood pressure is vital in creating a healthy community. ‘Knowing Your Number’ helps individuals to take an important step in preventing heart attacks and strokes,” said Angela Ellerson-Thomas, Affinia Healthcare Outreach Manager and American Heart Association Multicultural Board Member.