4/20 Understanding and Addressing Hypertension as a Community Health Worker

Thursday, April 20th 2023 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST


Hypertension is a medical condition, also known as high blood pressure, which can increase the risk for serious conditions such as heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death for people in the United States. Community Health Workers (CHWs) are uniquely qualified to improve health outcomes among individuals diagnosed with hypertension and support at-risk individuals to prevent the development of the condition. The purpose of this webinar is to outline the role of CHWs in addressing hypertension self-management and prevention in their communities while showcasing a Vermont CHW program.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of hypertension
  • Identify risk factors and symptoms associated with hypertension
  • Discuss the rate of Vermonters with hypertension and heart disease
  • Explain the CHW role in addressing hypertension