High blood pressure is a problem in our community
High blood pressure, also called hypertension, is the most common condition diagnosed in the United States. It affects African-Americans and Hispanics more than other groups. High blood pressure can lead to a variety of serious health conditions, including stroke, kidney and heart diseases. It affects residents of Northern Manhattan at higher rates than other areas of Manhattan.
What is the best way to lower blood pressure?
The Harlem Health Promotion Center’s (HHPC) Project SHARE program is designed to reduce high blood pressure (hypertension) in the Northern Manhattan communities of Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. Project SHARE will also determine the most effective way of supporting program participants as they work to lower their blood pressure.