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Virtual Summit

Keeping your Finger on the Pulse: 
Innovative Community Efforts to Support Women's Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health (OWH) hosted a virtual summit on Thursday, October 19, 2023, during the 4th Annual Observance of National Women’s Blood Pressure Awareness Week (NWBPAW).

The virtual summit highlighted innovative approaches to hypertension management and treatment through community initiatives to support women's heart health. The virtual summit presenters included subject matter experts with the OWH Self-Management Blood Pressure (SMBP) Program Champions and the Phase II awardees of the HHS Hypertension Innovator Award Competition.

Watch the recordings of the NWBPAW virtual summit below.

Virtual Summit Part 1

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Panel 1: Community Initiatives to Address Hypertension in Women
  • Patient Success Story #1 with WomenHeart

Virtual Summit Part 2

  • Breakout Session 1: Partnering with Your Community to Advance Hypertension Control
  • Hands-On Demonstration: CPR Disparities in Women and Best Practices

Virtual Summit Part 3

  • Breakout Session 2:
  • Hypertension Control Through Behavior Change

Virtual Summit Part 4

  • Panel 2: Self-Monitored Blood Pressure Program Panel
  • Panel 3: Getting Blood Pressure Cuffs into the Hands of Women
  • Patient Success Story #2 with WomenHeart
  • Closing Remarks