The Blood Pressure Ambassador Program was developed by Christiana Care to increase awareness of the consequences of untreated high blood pressure in the community.
Our goal is to reach at-risk neighbors in our community and improve cardiovascular health. Blood pressure screenings identify high-risk people and offer opportunities to provide health information and motivate people 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 and 40% of African-Americans have 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.
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 or attend a blood pressure screening event.
If you need additional help, call our Blood Pressure Ambassador Hotline, at 302-320-5040 and speak to a blood pressure ambassador.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer Blood Pressure Ambassador for Christiana Care, or would like more information about the program, call 302-320-6800.