The HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) is excited to announce the Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Program. The 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.
Apply to Become a Champion
Any public or private organization may apply to be an SMBP Program champion, including those at the state, local, county, and tribal levels. Non-governmental organizations, non-profit organizations, businesses, academic organizations, organizations that impact health outcomes, philanthropic organizations, and tribal organizations that identify themselves as being aligned with or promoting the goals of the SMBP Program are also qualified. Individuals are not eligible.
Organizations should submit a letter of interest describing how they support or plan to support the SMBP Program’s goals. Detailed information, including activities that may be considered an organization’s demonstrated commitment to the SMBP Program’s goals, is listed in the SMBP Program Federal Register Notice. Letters of interest will be accepted starting October 1, 2021, and afterward on a rolling basis.
Letters should be submitted to: OWHBPPartner@hhs.gov.
View the webinar video to the right explaining the program details.