Detroit Association of Black Organizations Expands Campaign To Address Hypertension to out-Wayne County


December 14, 2023

Rev. Horace Sheffield introcuced the Blood Pressure Matters during the Western Wayne County NAACP meeting on Monday night at the HYPE Recreation Center in Wayne

WAYNE COUNTY, MI – The Detroit Association of Black Organizations (DABO) announced today the Blood Pressure Matters campaign, designed to address hypertension, will expand into a targeted group of Wayne County communities. More than 45% of Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension; however, only 1 in 4 have their condition under control. Research suggests that average blood pressure increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, and treatment adherence worsened.

"Hypertension is a silent killer; in fact, it's the leading driver of shorter life expectancy in the many communities of color,"...

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