National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week: Toolkit and Resources
Join us in supporting National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week 2023! Use the tools and resources below to spread our messages and share the importance of proper blood pressure control for women.
Sample Social Media Message
Sample Social Media Messages
- Join us during #NWBPAW for a weeklong focus on improving heart health for women: https://bit.ly/3RKvU4Z #NWBPAW
- Getting to the Heart of it All is the theme for our 4th Annual National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week! Click here for ideas, messages, graphics, events + more to help you recognize the week https://bit.ly/3RKvU4Z #NWBPAW
- Let's understand your blood pressure numbers https://bit.ly/3PHeOCt #NWBPAW
- Let's get ! Being physical active and eating nutritious foods are important to maintain proper blood pressure control https://bit.ly/46odJH6 #NWBPAW
- Women with high blood pressure have a higher risk of pregnancy complications, preterm birth and low birth weight. Learn more about managing your blood pressure: https://bit.ly/3rGPZPi
- Your risk for developing heart disease is cut in half a year after quitting smoking and continues to decline until your risk is as low as a non-smoker. https://bit.ly/3ZPDqhe #NWBPAW
- Let’s get hands on with CPR Read more https://bit.ly/3F5BQyc #NWBPAW
- Let’s talk about silent heart attacks Symptoms of a heart attack differ in men and women. Here is what you should know: https://bit.ly/45hW5Ds #NWBPAW
- Let’s DASH to prevent and manage high blood pressure through heart healthy eating! https://bit.ly/46zLYuL #NWBPAW
- Which of the following are heart attack symptoms in women? https://bit.ly/3Q3n4hs
- All of the above
NWBPAW Promotional Graphics
To view and download all of the National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week graphics, visit the OWH NWBPAW Page on Pinterest.
Please help us share the NWBPAW 2023 messages by sharing these graphics with your network
NWBPAW 2023 Summit
Thursday, October 19, 2023
12:00 – 4:45 PM ET
National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week Summit
Keeping Your Finger on the Pulse: Innovative Community Efforts to Support Women’s Heart Health
Join us for our second annual NWBPAW summit highlighting innovative approaches to hypertension management and treatment through community initiatives to support women’s heart health. Attendees will hear from subject matter experts in the field, OWH Self-Management Blood Pressure (SMBP) Program Champions and Phase II awardees of the HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition.
To register for summit, please visit: www.womenshealth.gov/nwbpaw/summit
OWH Heart Health Resources
For most women, high blood pressure can be controlled through lifestyle changes such as reducing salt intake, increasing physical activity, and managing stress in healthy ways. Your health care provider and local health department may have resources to help you develop your personalized plan to lower and maintain a healthy blood pressure. We also have tips to help you on your journey to a healthier heart!
OWH Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Program and Resources
The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Program is a network of public and private organizations focused on heart health with an emphasis on self-measured (self-monitored) blood pressure control. The collaborations from this group work to increase knowledge about hypertension and cardiovascular disease, expand access to SMBP resources, and encourage organizations to address heart health disparities, prevent hypertension, promote healthy blood pressures, and improve health equity on a community level.
For more information on the SMBP Program and to learn how to become an SMBP champion, visit: https://www.womenshealth.gov/smbppp/partners
SMBP Champion Resources:
- American Heart Association
- American Medical Association
- National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
- HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
- Mobile County Health Department
Resources have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Federal government.
OWH Hypertension Innovator Phase II Awardees
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is excited to highlight the 15 Phase II awardees of the HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition. The national competition was developed by OWH to identify programs that use innovative methods of blood pressure monitoring and follow-up to care during pregnancy and postpartum.
Learn more about the Phase II awardees here.
Federal Partner Resources
- High Blood Pressure Information - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Move Your Way Campaign – Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
- High Blood Pressure Education Materials - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- The Heart Truth - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
- Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Tools - Million Hearts
- Medicaid Resources and Agencies by State – Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services