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

Current Program Locations and Costs

To get started, email bpsm@eugeneymca.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.”