PHARMACY

higi offers free health screenings for World Hypertension Day

BY Sandra Levy

Consumer health engagement company higi is emphasizing the importance of World Hypertension Day on May 17 through their ‘This Year I Can’ campaign.

The movement, which offers free health screenings at one of the company’s 10,000+ free Smart Health Stations, encourages individuals to be aware of their health numbers.

World Hypertension Day, also driven by the theme of Know Your Numbers, has set the goal of increasing high blood pressure awareness in all populations around the world. The day additionally helps shine a light on the growing prevalence and associated risk factors of high blood pressure in the United States, by aiming to bring awareness to 1 in 5 adults with high blood pressure who do not know they have it.

“The higi platform provides a free and easily accessible means for all consumers to gain a better understanding of their health status, and to connect with the health resources that can have a major impact on their well-being” higi chief executive officer, Jeff Bennett said. “On this important day for health awareness and action, we encourage everyone to check their blood pressure and take a few moments to understand what they can do to reduce their risk for hypertension and other related health conditions. Visiting a higi station to know your numbers is a simple first step that everyone can take on their personal journey to better health.”

higi Smart Health Stations are available in convenient retail and community locations across the country and within five miles of 74% of the population. Last year on World Hypertension Day, over 110,000 people by visited one of the company’s stations and learned their blood pressure numbers.

In addition to learning their blood pressure measurements, consumers also will have the opportunity to complete an interactive knowledge check about heart health through the company’s ‘This Year I Can’ campaign, which supports further learnings about the connection between heart health and hypertension.

Additionally, higi will advocate for all consumers to share their personal pledge for better health on World Hypertension Day, to encourage all people to know their numbers and take a positive step toward improving their health.

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