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Virtual Blood Pressure Monitoring Class Available through YMCA

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

With the support of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program, the State Alliance of the YMCA is working with the YMCA of Greater Flint, the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA, and the Cadillac Area YMCA to pilot a virtual Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring (BPSM) class. The class is a group-based pilot program that spins off the YMCA’s BPSM program and DPP programs.

Program overview:

  • 4-month program
  • 8 one-hour classes
  • Small group setting
  • Content
  • Improved accuracy of BP measurements
  • Goal setting
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Stress Management

Program expectations:

  • Tracking blood pressure
  • Tracking sodium
  • Tracking physical activity

Program Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have diagnosed high blood pressure
  • No recent cardiac event
  • No arrhythmias or atrial fibrillation
  • No lymphedema

Patients can enroll in this program, by contacting the YMCA:



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