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Participate in a new high blood pressure education program

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A High Blood Pressure Education Program will be held by the Comprehensive Medication Management benefit at the University of Pittsburgh to help people get their blood pressure under better control.

This program aims to help individuals discover a path to manage and understand their blood pressure, lead a healthier lifestyle, lose weight, become more physically active and reduce stress. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. have high blood pressure, but only 1 in 4 have their blood pressure under control.

Full- and part-time regular University employees with UPMC Health Plan coverage who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure in the last year and are interested in learning more about how to manage high blood pressure, including the impact of lifestyle, may be eligible to enroll.

Participants in the program will receive:

  • A free at-home blood pressure monitor
  • Skills to better manage health and, in turn, positively impact blood pressure
  • Yearlong access to a pharmacist trained in lifestyle coaching

The program will be held remotely, and there is no cost to enroll. Limited spots are available. Those interested in enrolling or learning more about the High Blood Pressure Education Program should email Natalie Capozzolo, pharmacist, at mymeds [at] pitt.edu.

The deadline to enroll is March 31.