Family YMCA of Black Hawk County

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 million adults have high blood pressure in this country. Less than half have it under control. It is often referred to as “The Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or symptoms.

Lifestyle modifications and medication treatment can be challenging, but many studies have focused on the potential of self-monitoring as a tool for blood pressure management.

The Y designed an evidence-based, self-monitoring program aimed to help participants better manage their blood pressure. 

This program launched in February 2018 and is taking participants eligible to enroll.

Program Overview

The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program helps adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. The program focuses on regulated home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, individualized support and nutrition education for better blood pressure management.


Participants will receive support from trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program. During this time, participants will be encouraged to:

  • Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month
  • Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars

Interested in learning more or signing up? Email Chelsey Bowermaster, our Director of Healthy Living, at for more information

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