The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars and personalized support.
1 in 3 American Adults have HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Only about ½ of people have their condition under control*
*Reference: American Heart Association 051610 08/16
The four-month program focuses on regular home monitoring of one's blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, one-on-one consultations with a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador, support and group-based nutrition education for better blood pressure management. Program goals include gaining increased awareness of triggers that impact blood pressure, accurate self-monitoring, attendance of a monthly nutrition education seminar in-person or virtually and meeting with a Healthy Heart Ambassador twice a month for a personalized consultation.
Program Participation Criteria
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be diagnosed with high blood pressure or currently taking antihypertensive medication
- Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
- Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
- Not be at risk for lymphedema
Current Program Locations and Costs
Dates: 4-month program, enrollment is open so start whenever you are ready
Cost: Y Members / $80 or $20 a month
Community Members / $100 or $25 a month
$35 for a blood pressure monitor, or you can provide your own. Check with your insurance if they will provide you with a Monitor at no cost.
Where/When: Initial appointment (10-15 minutes) and check-ins at any of the following locations:
- The Eugene Family YMCA (2055 Patterson Street, Eugene)
Wednesdays 11 am-12:30 pm
Saturdays 10-11:30 am
- Willakenzie Crossing (3057 Willakenzie Road, Eugene)
Tuesdays 10-11:30 am
To get started, email firstname.lastname@example.org
“There are no symptoms of high blood pressure and yet it is a serious condition over time,” says Dr. Paula Ciesielski. “I needed to know my patients’ typical blood pressure reading to know if exercise, diet and nutrition was the appropriate intervention or if I needed to prescribe medication.”