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Baltimore City Council Joins Get to Goal!

by Kacie K. on Friday, May 3, 2013

On April 29th, Baltimore City Council lead by Councilwoman Helen Holton and the American Heart Association joined forces to co-sponsor a Get to Goal launch. City council members and their staff participated in blood pressures screenings and signed up for the Get to Goal challenge. Also, participants received information about heart health, nutrition and fitness tips. The challenge continues through August.

Watch the video below to see a message from Helen Holton on the challenge.

The Baltimore City Council and the DC City Council have challenged each other to have 100% staff and council participation in the AHA Heart 360 program for the next four months. Inspired in part by DC’s Worksite Wellness policy that promotes healthy choices among employees, the Baltimore City Council enthusiastically stepped up for the challenge.

Did you know that most people do not realize they have high blood pressure?  High blood pressure, the silent killer, is a condition that greatly increases your risk of heart disease and stroke, especially when it goes unmanaged.  The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hypertension initiative, Get to Goal, is here to help provide people with knowledge about high blood pressure, and provide participants with a tool to keep track of their blood pressure.

To learn more about Baltimore’s Get to Goal program and to enroll yourself to track and manage your heart health visit the Heart 360 website.

Do you have a hypertension story?  Care to share? If so, click here.

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Comments (3)

  • I agree,thanks lawmakers.

    — Nathan T.

  • Very exciting effort!

    — Keltcie D.

  • Councilmember Helen Holton is leading by example by enrolling in AHA''s 360 Get to Goal program to manage her blood pressure and encouraing others to join her in the council challenge! Join her....

    — Jennifer W.

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