Nearly Half of Adults Have High Blood Pressure

2018 Big Squeeze Effort Kicks Off During National Public Health Week

What:  Celebratory kick-off event to announce the start of the 2018 Big Squeeze, a community-wide high blood pressure awareness initiative. Remarks at the event will include information about new blood pressure guidelines, screening locations, and information regarding the importance of blood pressure screenings. This is also the first day of National Public Health Week, which is a week set aside each year to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation’s health  
When:  Monday, April 2, 2018
1 p.m.  
Where:  Sanford Imagenetics
1321 West 22nd Street  
Who:   Jill Franken, Public Health Director, City of Sioux Falls
Paul Hanson, Executive Vice President, Sanford Sioux Falls 
Visuals:  Screening event in the Sanford Imagenetics Courtyard, information on high blood pressure and health risks, and a sample tool kit for sites wishing to host a Big Squeeze screening  
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