National High Blood Pressure Education Month

In past years, we’ve launched our high blood pressure education initiatives in mid-April, culminating with an announcement on World Hypertension Day of all the blood pressure checks our affiliates have conducted. This year, the campaign will take place during the entire month of May — and we’ve compiled a brand-new toolkit of resources designed to make National High Blood Pressure Education Month a win-win event for everyone involved.

How Has Our Definition of High Blood Pressure Changed? And Why?

As our new blood pressure chart shows, systolic pressure of less than 120mmHg is considered to be in the normal range, while 120–129 is classified as elevated. A number of 130–139 is Stage 1 hypertension.