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Hypertension Outreach

"We continue to see rising rates of high blood pressure across the country. To combat this, it is imperative that we not only educate healthcare professionals about how to effectively treat hypertension and cardiovascular disease, but that we simultaneously strive to provide practical education to patients,” said Henry R. Black, M.D., president of the American Society of Hypertension. “This is our mission in action - promoting strategies to prevent hypertension and improve the care of patients. As we did in New Orleans last year, we are reaching out directly to the communities in most need to provide the services that will have a visible impact."

The 2008 ASH Hypertension Community Outreach Initiative in New Orleans was a series of nine (9) events which served to educate and positively impact the lifestyle factors and overall health of residents and visitors in New Orleans. ASH worked with a wide of range of demographics - from children to seniors -- and reached people in the neighborhoods of New Orleans as well as surrounding areas (one woman reported she was from Lafitte Louisiana, about 30 miles on the bayou) who were in most need of medical attention relating to blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening.

2010 HYPERTENSION COMMUNITY OUTREACH INITIATIVE

This entire initiative has been developed and implemented by the National and Local ASH Community Outreach Committees (Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, Chair), along with ASH Staff (Gilda C. Caputo-Hansen, Director of Hypertension Community Outreach). See 2010 Initiative Press Release and 2010 ASH "Blood Pressure and Your Health" Patient Brochure

2010 Initiative Press Release
2010 ASH "Blood Pressure and Your Health" Patient Brochure

ALL ASH MEMBERS WHO WILL BE IN THE NEW YORK AREA FOR THESE EVENTS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL OR ANY OF THE HYPERTENSION COMMUNITY OUTREACH SCREENINGS VENUES. PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR HYPERTENSION COLLEAGUES IN NEW YORK CITY TO JOIN ASH IN THESE EVENTS.

The events included:

Hypertension Community Outreach Screening Venues
ELMCOR Youth & Adult Activities Community Center - Employment/Health Fair
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
Time: 10 AM to 3 PM
Approximate Attendance: 500
Estimated Screenings: 250

ELMCOR is located on 33-16 108 Street & Northern Blvd in Corona, Queens, New York. It is a one of largest non-profit community based agencies in the borough of Queens. ELMCOR has a wide variety of programs for its primarily Latino community including after school tutoring/homework assistance, sports and recreation, arts and culture, senior centers, day care, substance abuse services, employment readiness.

Hilton Hotel NY
Date: Friday, April 23, 2010
Time: 11 AM to 5 PM (covers the morning and afternoon shifts)
Estimated Screenings: 300-350

Hilton NY is located on 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas, between 53rd and 54th Streets. This group will be the core of the longitudinal study. While we will try to contact screened patients from all of the venues, we feel this group will be the easiest group to follow. ASH will hold its 2011 and 2012 annual meetings at the Hilton. The average employment time with this group of individuals (at the Hilton NY) is over 10 years.

Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2010
Time: 11 AM to 3 PM
Estimated Screenings: 100

Denny Moe’s Superstar Barbershop is located at 2496 Frederick Douglas Blvd NYC NY 11377. Denny Moe’s will bring in nutritionists and exercise instructors on the day of the screenings. ASH will provide Denny Moes with a banner for their window and with flyers to give to their customers.

Clinic In-Service Training Sessions
ASH has scheduled in-service training visits at 7 clinics throughout the boroughs.

Charles B Rangel Community Ctr (Harlem)
Morrisania DTC (Bronx)
Charles B. Wang Community Ctr (Queens)
Health Center at Gunhill (Bronx)
Bellevue Hospital Medical Clinic (NYC)
Segunda Ruiz Belvis Family Healthcare (Bronx)
Cumberland Diag. & Treatment Ctr (Brooklyn)

The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. wishes to acknowledge the following Corporate Sponsors for their generous support of the 2010 NY ASH Hypertension Community Outreach Program

Forest Pharmaceuticals
HoMedics, Inc.
Metropolitan Exposition Services, Inc.
New York University College of Nursing
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
PepsiCo, Inc.
St. John’s University College of Pharmacy

2009 HYPERTENSION COMMUNITY OUTREACH INITIATIVE

The 2009 Hypertension Community Outreach Initiative in San Francisco was also a series of events, which served to educate and positively influence the lifestyle factors and overall health of the citizens in San Francisco, especially minorities who were groups most in need of improved hypertension care and education.

The events included:

Cinco de Mayo Festival in Dolores Park
Grand Rounds for the Kaiser Permanente Health Facilities
In-Service Clinic Visits to Six local Clinics

The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. wishes to acknowledge the following Corporate Sponsors for their generous support of the
2009 San Francisco ASH Hypertension Community Outreach Program

HoMedics, Inc.

2008 HYPERTENSION COMMUNITY OUTREACH INITIATIVE

The 2008 ASH Hypertension Community Outreach Initiative in New Orleans was a series of nine (9) events which served to educate and positively impact the lifestyle factors and overall health of residents and visitors in New Orleans. ASH worked with a wide of range of demographics - from children to seniors -- and reached people in the neighborhoods of New Orleans as well as surrounding areas (one woman reported she was from Lafitte Louisiana, about 30 miles on the bayou) who were in most need of medical attention relating to blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose screening.

The events included:

Hypertension Health Festival in the French Market
St Thomas Clinic Community Health Forum
Hypertension Health Festival at the Central City Senior Center
Hypertension Health Festival - Martin Luther King School
Ground Rounds and In-Service Clinic Visits

The American Society of Hypertension, Inc. wishes to acknowledge the following Corporate Sponsors for their generous support of the
2008 New Orleans ASH Hypertension Community Outreach Program

AVMG, Inc.
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
HoMedics, Inc.
Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Click on Outreach 2008 and Outreach 2009 to see ASH’s mission in action. The 2008 Outreach program was hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana while the 2009 Outreach program was hosted in San Francisco, California. For more information contact the ASH Office at 212-696-9099.

2010 Outreach Video
2009 Outreach Video
2008 Outreach Video