Thursday, May 3, 2007

High Blood Pressure Sunday - May 6th

Although this day is focused on African-Americans, hypertension gone undetected and untreated negatively effects every race.

Worship-Site Health Education Program (WSHEP)

WSHEP was established to promote public awareness of the harmful effects of hypertension and educate the public on ways to prevent the complications of hypertension and other related cardiovascular risk factors. Working with faith leaders and communities across the country, ISHIB members present the message of the importance of good health and establishing healthy lifestyles during worship services. On-site blood pressure screening and health education materials are provided to participants.

How You Can Get Involved
Worship Sites - You can help the members of your church control this serious disease by participating in the 2007 ISHIB Worship Site Health Education Program (WSHEP) held on May 6, 2007.

Healthcare Professional - You can help by participating and recommending your worship site to participate in the 2007 ISHIB Worship Site Health Education Program (WSHEP) held on May 6, 2007.

High Blood Pressure Sunday
International Society on Hypertension in Blacks
100 Auburn Avenue SE, Suite 401
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 880-0343
(404) 880-0347 Fax
Materials available
Contact: William "Hal" Chambless

The International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) is a unique, not-for-profit, professional, medical, membership society, whose mission is to improve the health and life expectancy of ethnic minority populations around the world.

ISHIB delivers to an international community of individuals, agencies, and organizations representing multiple health disciplines within the medical arena, targeting not only African Americans but other under-served populations as well.

ISHIB is devoted to reaching the professional health care and lay communities through its mission, scientific excellence, programs, health information and publications.

No comments: