Project SHARE Fast Facts

Editor June 28th, 2013

High blood pressure is a problem in our community...

FACT: High blood pressure can lead to:

  • Stroke (“brain attack”)
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney disease
  • Sexual problems
  • Eye problems

...and more.

FACT: Harlem and Upper Manhattan have higher rates of high blood pressure than other neighborhoods in New York City.
FACT: High blood pressure affects African-Americans and Latinos more than other groups.
FACT: High blood pressure is known as “the silent killer” because it doesn’t have any physical signs.

FACT: There is something you can do about it!

I have high blood pressure. What can I do?

Join  Project SHARE...This FREE program helps Harlem and Upper Manhattan manage high blood pressure.

We can help you...

  • Connect to local resources
  • Eat healthier
  • Lose weight
  • Quit smoking
  • Manage stress
  • Get active
  • Set and achieve your personal health goals

How do I sign up?

  1. Call up and set up an appointment to take a screening survey.
  2. Come to your appointment to get your blood pressure taken. You will fill out surveys, read educational materials, and meet with a Community Health Worker.
  3. Stick with it! Project SHARE takes no more than a total of 12 hours over 12 months. That adds up to only half a day over one year to get your health on track!

Interested?

Contact Michelle Smith, Project Coordinator 646-284-9740 or mes2163@columbia.edu

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