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BCHN Community Health Workers Receive Blood Pressure Training Certification

On March 11 and 18, Community Health Workers completed the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s (DOHMH) "Keep on Track: Blood Pressure Monitoring Program" training. The now certified Community Health Workers were trained to measure blood pressure using digital blood pressure monitors; on risks factors and preventive measures related to high blood pressure; using program health education materials included the use of blood pressure tracking cards, and other blood pressure related information sheets for community members. The training concluded with practice based role play to increase familiarity with the digital machines and appropriate questions to ask those being screened.