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  • Project SHARE Fast Facts

    Editor June 28th, 2024

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

    FACT: High blood pressure can lead to:

    • Stroke (“brain attack”)
    • Heart attack
    • Kidney disease
    • Sexual problems
    • Eye problems

    ...and more.

    FACT: Harlem and Upper Manhattan have higher rates of high blood pressure than other neighborhoods in New York City.
    FACT: High blood pressure affects African-Americans and Latinos more than other groups.
    FACT: High blood pressure is known as “the silent killer” because it doesn’t have any physical signs.

    FACT: There is something you can do about it!

    I have high blood pressure. What can I do?

    Join  Project SHARE...This FREE program helps Harlem and Upper Manhattan manage high blood pressure.

    We can help you...

    • Connect to local resources
    • Eat healthier
    • Lose weight
    • Quit smoking
    • Manage stress
    • Get active
    • Set and achieve your personal health goals

    How do I sign up?

    1. Call up and set up an appointment to take a screening survey.
    2. Come to your appointment to get your blood pressure taken. You will fill out surveys, read educational materials, and meet with a Community Health Worker.
    3. Stick with it! Project SHARE takes no more than a total of 12 hours over 12 months. That adds up to only half a day over one year to get your health on track!


    Contact Michelle Smith, Project Coordinator 646-284-9740 or mes2163@columbia.edu

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