For Your Health — Healthcare Innovation Program

Reducing high blood pressure can lower your risk for stroke and heart attack.

Less is better in some things, including in blood pressure. About 1 of 3 US adults—67 million people—have high blood pressure. High blood pressure makes your heart work too hard and increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.
You can have high blood pressure and not know it. That is why it is called the silent killer. It is also why it is so important to have your blood pressure checked. If you know family or friends who haven't had their blood pressure checked recently, make it a point to ask them to do it in May, National High Blood Pressure Education Month.
It is easy to check blood pressure and it is painless. It can be checked by your doctor, and many pharmacies have free screenings.

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Risk Assessments & Management Tools

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE The Numbers -- What do they mean?
D.A.S.H. Nutrition Guide
Assess Your HBP Risks Blood Pressure Wallet Card
High Blood Pressure Symptoms Checking Your Blood Pressure
High Blood Pressure
During Pregnancy
Pregnancy and High Blood Pressure: Questions for your Doctor​
My Life Check
COLORECTAL HEALTH​ Colorectal Cancer Overview
Colorectal Cancer Prevention
& Early Detection
Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors
Colorectal Screening Guidelines
Alcohol & Colorectal Cancer Risk Alcohol and Cancer Risk Facts
Long-Term Smoking Increases
Colorectal Cancer Risk
Take the Quit Readiness Quiz Stay Away From Tobacco
Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer Cancer Risk Health Check Ask the Nutritionist App
10 Ways to Reduce
Your Risk of Colon Cancer
Nutrition and Physical Activity
for Cancer Prevention
Screen For Life Factsheet
Heart Health —
Plan for Prevention
Are you at risk for a Heart Attack? Video: Heart Disease and Depression​
Need to Know Your Heart Rate STAT? Instant Heart Rate App
How does smoking increase your heart disease risk?
Heart Arrhythmia
and Exercise
Change in Heartbeat?
Check Your Symptoms
Holistic Approach to Arrhythmia
Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals Personal Health Assessment PeaceHealth HEALTHY YOU Program​
Learn About Fitness Graded Exercise Progress Chart Adding More Activity to Your Life​
Healthy Eating for Life MyFitnessPal Choose My Plate
Diabetes Basics Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment American Diabetes Association
Diabetes Symptoms Healthwise Learning Center
Diagnosing Diabetes and
Learning about Prediabetes​
Prediabetes Health Changes You Can Make (Video -2:25)
Living with Diabetes Diabetes 24/7 - Blood Tracking Tool 4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life
Managing Stress and Diabetes 10-Minute Tools for Managing Stress
Breast Cancer Prevention Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool Lowering Your Breast Cancer Risk​
Guidelines for Early Detection Get Screening Reminders by Email Detecting Breast Cancer Early
Warning Signs & Symptoms​ Test Your Breast Cancer IQ​
7 Things to Know About Getting a Mammogram DECISION POINT: When Should You Start Having Mammograms? American Cancer Society Screening Recommendations
Screening Test & Diagnostic Tools Your Man Reminder App Screening Questions to Ask Your Doctor​
Emerging Areas in Early Detection HerStory App
Healthy Behaviors​ Create an Early Detection Plan​

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4 Steps to Managing Your Diabetes for Life ​Diabetes Risk Test

I Have Diabetes

Living With Diabetes

Living with Heart Disease Heart Attack Risk Assessment

Answers by Heart

Heart Attack: Know the Symptoms

Learn What a Heart Attack Feels Like

Make Positive Lifestyle Changes
While Living With Cancer

Lifetime Risk of Developing Cancer

ACS ​Tools & Calculators

Early Diagnosis is Key to Survival: What are the Tests?

Healthy Living After a Stroke ​My Life Check: Life's Simple 7

Spot a Stroke FAST

Make a New Life Resolution

Arthritis: What You Can Do Track & React - Arthritis Assessment Tool Living with Arthritis Checklist
What is ​Chronic Lung Disease

​COPD Management Tool


​Living with Lung Disease: A Life Change

Lung Connection Community

IMMUNIZATIONS Do I Need Any Vaccinations Today? Download CDC App
Easy to Read Immunization Schedules
for Parents
​CDC - Schedules
Measles Vaccine: At a Glance Measles Vaccine: Who Needs It? ​CDC - MMR
Chickenpox Vaccine: What Everyone Should Know Who Needs a Chickenpox Vaccine? ​CDC - Chickenpox
Adults Need Vaccines, Too What Vaccines Do Adults Need? CDC  - Adult Schedule
Protect Yourself Against Shingles:
Get Vaccinated!
CDC - Shingles
Polio: At a Glance ​CDC - Polio
Tetanus: Who Needs to be Vaccinated? CDC -Tetanus
CDC Says "Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu People at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications  ​CDC- Influenza
Examining the Skin for Skin Cancer

American Cancer Society

Heat-Related Illness ​Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illness CDC
​Bites and Stings National Institutes of Health

Easy Steps to Fit a Bike Helmet

Head Injuries

Brain Injury Symptoms Alaska Brain Injury Network
Basics of Boating Safety Safe Boating Checklist National Safe Boating Council
Alcohol & Drug Problems Do you have a drinking problem? Alcholics Anonymous
How to Quit Smoking Are you ready to quit? Alaska Tobacco Quitline
Food Poisoning and Food Safety Dangerous Food Safety Mistakes
What are the warning signs
of a heart attack?

Are you at risk ​​for heart  attack?

​American Heart Association​


​How to improve your sleep.


National Institutes of Health
Watch a video on the principles
of Exercise and Heart Health

Exercise & Mental Health

Change your eating habits

​​​​​*The project described was supported by Grant Number 339066 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.  The contents of this webpage are soley the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or any of its agencies.​​​​​


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