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Toolkit and Other Resources

Toolkit and Other Resources

Join the celebration of National Women's Blood Pressure Awareness Week! Use these tools to help spread the word.

Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Hypertension

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Sample Social Media Messages

Sample Social Media Messages

#DYK? Over 100 million people in the U.S. have high #bloodpressure, and many don’t know because they don’t have symptoms. Make an appt to get your blood pressure checked by your health care provider: #NWBPAW

Blood Pressure Basics: #bloodpressure measuring 120/80 mmHg is considered normal. Blood pressure measuring 140/00 mmHg or above is considered high #bloodpressure or #hypertension. Learn more about what the numbers mean here: #NWBPAW

These easy steps from @NIH_NHLBI can help you learn & control your #bloodpressure numbers: #NWBPAW

DYK? If you have #Medicaid, you may be eligible for a blood pressure cuff at no cost to monitor your #bloodpressure at home. See your health care provider for information on eligibility: @CMSGov #NWBPAW

Bring on the veggies! 🍅🍆🥕 Filling at least half of your plate with vegetables is a small step you can take today to help keep your #heart healthy. #NWBPAW

If you experienced high blood pressure during #pregnancy, be sure to pay close attention to how you feel after you give birth because there are increased risks for #stroke or other health issues. Here’s what you need to know: #NWBPAW

Good heart health and #bloodpressure control is about what you are doing to your body on the inside AND what you are doing on the outside. Check out how you reduce your risks of #heartdisease: #NWBPAW

@Womenshealth is now accepting submissions for the OWH Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Partner Program. Letter of interests will be accepted on a rolling bases & can be sent to For more info on the application process, visit: for more information. #OWHSMBP #NWBPAW

Promotional Graphics

For National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week graphics, visit the OWH NWBPAW Page on Pinterest

Thank you for celebrating NWBPAW with us!!

Promotional Videos

NWBPAW Promotional Videos

Sunday, October 17
Blood Pressure Basics - What You Need to Know

Monday, October 18
Understanding Your Blood Pressure Patterns & Risk Factors

Tuesday, October 19
Getting and Keeping Your Blood Pressure Under Control

Wednesday, October 20
Healthy Habits to Maintain Good Blood Pressure

Thursday, October 21
Blood Pressure and Pregnancy

Friday, October 22
Blood Pressure Resources in Your Community

Saturday, October 23
Success Stories and Recap of the Week
Please share any videos posted above or messages to emphasize the importance of maintaining a healthy blood pressure and habits that approve overall heart health!

NWBPAW Activities during the Week

NWBPAW Activities during the Week

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 Time: 2:00 PM ET
Webinar: Women and the Importance of Controlling Blood Pressure: Panel Discussion of Observance of NWBPAW
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Time: 1:00 PM ET
Webinar: OWH Endocrine Disrupting Chemical (EDC) Challenge Informational
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Time: 2:00 PM ET
Webinar: Postpartum Equity in Care Challenge Informational Webinar
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Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Time: 3:00 PM ET
Webinar: OWH Self-Monitored Blood Pressure Partnership Program Informational
Link to Register:

HHS Maternal Health Action Plan

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OWH Heart Health Resources

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!

SMBP Partnership Program

OWH Self-Measured Blood Pressure Partnership Program (SMBP)

The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is excited to announce the Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Partnership Program. The new OWH program will create a network of public and private organizations focused on heart health with an emphasis on self-measured (self-monitored) blood pressure control. The collaborations will 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 Partnership Program, visit:

SMBP Program Informational Webinars

OWH hosted several information sessions for organizations to learn more about the SMBP Program. If you missed our webinars, you can watch them via the links below. You can also register for the upcoming webinars!

OWH Self Measured Blood Pressure SMBP Program Informational Webinars

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