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.
Through 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.