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Hypertension Control Program

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Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring 

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Do you live in Virginia, Maryland or the District of Columbia?

Have you been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension)?

Are you under the care of a primary care provider - doctor, nurse practitioner?

Would you like support and to learn how to better manage and control your blood pressure using technology you already own?

Are you ready to disrupt high blood pressure and take control of your health?

Do you have high blood pressure?


Are you aware of the impact that uncontrolled hypertension can have on your body - your brain?

Would you like to learn how to manage your blood pressure better from qualified health professionals?

Did you know that management of hypertension could also have a positive impact on other health conditions like high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and overweight/obesity?

Would you like to join a community of support all striving for the same improved health outcomes?

Are you willing to invest time and effort in yourself?

Taking Control Newsletter


Use Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring to increase understanding of hypertension and its impact on health and to learn to manage the condition.


By the conclusion of this program you will:

  • Have a better understanding of hypertension, causes, and methods of therapy for management and control.

  • Know how to properly take your own blood pressure with a home monitor.

  • Know how to use Bluetooth technology to record and share health information.

  • Improve your health and digital literacy.

  • Understand the role of diet/nutrition and physical activity in blood pressure management.

What's in it for You?

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July - December 2022

  • A better understanding of hypertension and how to control it.

  • A FREE Bluetooth enabled home blood pressure monitor.

  • Personal health coaching for one-on-one support.

  • Evidence-based presentations from expert clinicians and academics from the nation's leading institutions.

  • Small group support.

  • Improved health outcomes - wellness.

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The Speakers, Presenters, Experts, Resources


Richard Ricciardi, Ph.D., CRNP, FAANP, FAAN, George Washington University, Mercy Health Clinic

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Ashley Gearhardt, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology in the Clinical Science area at the University of Michigan


Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

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Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC ,FAHA , FASPC, FNLA Gerald S. Berenson Endowed Chair in Preventive Cardiology Professor of Medicine, John W. Deming Department of Medicine Tulane University School of Medicine

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Patricia Davidson, MD, FACP, Medical Internist and Cardiologist


Purnima Sinha, Meditation Coach Healing with Stillness and Purpose Breathing Deep Relaxation Body Awareness

Dr. Theodore Watkins, Sr.

The Watkins Institute Healing from Inside Out

Dr. Yolandra Hancock

Dr. Yolandra Hancock George Washington University Milken School of Public Health Ask Dr. Yola


Darrell Fogan Founder Metro Wellness Institute, inc. Assistant Coach, Women's Swimming and Diving, Howard University

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Peter Whitesell, MD., Medical Director Howard University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center (Pulmonologist)

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The Ageless Vegan and By Any Greens Necessary, Tracye McQuirter, public health nutritionist, vegan activist, author, and speaker.

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The Slave Food Project Kaiser Permanente


Cheryl Thompson, M.S.P.H. Co-Executive Director, IAWH

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Janine Payne, MPH Co-Executive Director, IAWH

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