Did You Know That:
affects 1 in 5 adults, and only 50% of affected individuals have their
condition under control
- Uncontrolled high
blood pressure can cause serious health issues including heart disease, stroke
and even death.
Shelby recently launched the “140/90: Living Life Under Pressure” Hypertension
Awareness Campaign to educate the community on the importance of blood pressure
control. In order to prevent the debilitating consequences of hypertension, the
campaign promotes blood pressure screening, dietary modification, regular
exercise, medication adherence, and physician consultation. Through this
initiative Healthy Shelby aims to improve the control and management of high blood
pressure among Shelby County residents.
MBGH members, CEO Culture of Health Participants and
other employers can support the 140/90 campaign by sharing this important
information with employees and their families. Feel free to use the following
campaign materials in your next employee newsletter or share them on your
intranet, website, or bulletin board.