Meet Project SHARE participant Patricia Ealey

Editor June 28th, 2013

High blood pressure is a problem in our community...

Project SHARE (Support for Hypertension Awareness, Reduction, and Education), is the Harlem Health Promotion Center's research program to lower high blood pressure in Harlem and Upper Manhattan.

Each Project SHARE participant is involved in this free research program for one year. Here, we share Patricia Ealey's story of the impact of Project SHARE had on her life:

Patricia, 65, has been a Harlem resident for nine years. While she has exercised regularly since her late 40s, she recently learned that her blood pressure was elevated during a Project SHARE screening event.

After only six months as a Project SHARE participant, Patricia lost 8.2 pounds and lowered her blood pressure. She is currently taking a neighborhood boot camp exercise class and loving it.

To learn more or to sign up for Project SHARE, contact Michelle Smith, Project Coordinator at 646-284-9740 or mes2163@columbia.edu.

Affiliated with Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, the Harlem Health Promotion Center (HHPC) is one of 37 Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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