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HCC and the Heart Foundation of Jamaica Empowering Communities to Reduce High Blood Pressure

HCC and the Heart Foundation of Jamaica Empowering Communities to Reduce High Blood Pressure 

The HCC and the Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) held the 'Blood Pressure Screening for Communities' workshop on Wednesday March 25th, 2015 attended by HFJ outreach staff and community physicians from the Ministry of Health. The HFJ is one of the subgrantees on the Blood Pressure Control Through Community Action (BPCCA) project - Phase I, funded through the Australian Direct Aid Program.

Reduce High Blood PressureThrough the initiative the HFJ will be screening approximately 2000 individuals in underserved communities and monitoring those found to have high blood pressure for medication and lifestyle compliance. The HFJ is led by Executive Director, and former HCC Director, Mrs. Debbie Chen and her team.

BPCCA I Clinical Project Advisors Dr. Jamario Skeete and Dr. Addison St. John led the one-day training workshop. For more information on the BPCCA I click here.

Global Standardized Hypertension Treatment Project – Scaling Up!

GSHTPExperts from across Latin America and the Caribbean met at the recent CDC/PAHO Global Standardized Hypertension Treatment Project (GSHTP) meeting in Miami, March 23-24, 2015. The Caribbean was represented by HCC, CARPHA, UWI, OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service, The Barbados Ministry of Health, The St. Lucia Ministry of Health, and experts in the area of hypertension.

The Caribbean was represented by HCC, CARPHA, UWI, OECS Pharmaceutical Procurement Service, The Barbados Ministry of Health, The St. Lucia Ministry of Health, and experts in the area of hypertension.

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition

The Healthy Caribbean Coalition is a civil society alliance to combat chronic diseases. The alliance was established following a Caribbean civil society led conference on chronic diseases, entitled Healthy Caribbean 2008 - a wellness revolution conference. read more

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