The National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), is a proud partner in the American Heart
Association / American Stroke Association’s CHECK. CHANGE. CONTROL. Leadership Community, working to
propose solutions to one of our nation’s most threatening health emergencies.
Despite efforts to decrease the prevalence of hypertension in the United States by increasing awareness, treatment
and control, nearly 78 million or one in three Americans have high blood pressure. Especially alarming is that high
blood pressure is increasing, even among children. While high blood pressure is present in all racial, ethnic and
socioeconomic groups, high blood pressure disproportionately affects African Americans. In fact, African Americans
have the highest prevalence of hypertension in the world.
If you would like to find out more about the Check. Change. Control. Leadership Community, or if you would like to
participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org