Center for Heart & Vascular Health

Blood Pressure Ambassador Program

Get a Free Blood Pressure Check. It could Save Your Life.

Visit us at these locations:

  • Hanover Presbyterian Church; 1801 North Jefferson Street, Wilmington, DE 19802; Every Tuesday, 6 – 7 p.m.
  • Claymont Library; 400 Lenape Way, Claymont, DE 19703; Third Tuesday of the month, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Wilmington Hospital; 501 West 14th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; Every Thursday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Shoprite; 501 South Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; First Thursday of the month, 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Wilmington Public Library; 10 E 10th Street; Second Thursday of the month, 1 – 3 p.m.

The Blood Pressure Ambassador Program was developed by the Christiana Care Center for Heart & Vascular Health to increase awareness of the consequences of untreated high blood pressure in the community.

Our goal is to reach at-risk individuals in their neighborhoods and improve cardiovascular health. Blood pressure screenings identify high-risk individuals and provide opportunities to provide health information and motivate individuals to take action with their health.

Specially trained community members volunteer to deliver key messages about high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke risk factors as well as healthy lifestyle choices. When needed, Ambassadors provide resources to connect individuals with a healthcare provider.

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 3 people have high blood pressure.
  • About 40% of African Americans have high blood pressure. If you are African American, there is a good chance that you or a relative has high blood pressure.
  • High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because it does not always have warning signs or symptoms.
  • High blood pressure, if not managed, can lead to serious health problems, including heart attack, stroke and kidney failure.

Do You Know How to Take Your Blood Pressure Reading?

Learn More or Get Help

Interested in knowing more about high blood pressure and its effects? Do you need additional medical care? Visit our resources webpage for more information about high blood pressure or attend one of our blood pressure screening events.

If you need additional help, call our Blood Pressure Ambassador Hotline, at 302-320-5040 and speak to a blood pressure ambassador.

Get Involved!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Blood Pressure Ambassador for Christiana Care Health System, or would like more information about the program, contact Candyce Norris at candyce.m.norris@christianacare.org or 302-320-6800.

Christiana Care Center for Heart & Vascular Health
Christiana Hospital
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1000