Microsoft PowerPoint - LYH Data Slides_v 5-8-17_FINAL.pptx

Microsoft PowerPoint - LYH Data Slides_v 5-8-17_FINAL.pptx

LOVE YOUR HEART 2020 County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency WHAT IS LOVE YOUR HEART? An annual event in February Free blood pressure screenings to the public Goal: know your numbers County partnership with partners that include: Healthcare Fire and EMS agencies Universities

City governments Non-profits and faith-based partners Business community 2 WHY LOVE YOUR HEART? About 75 million American adults have high blood pressurethats 1 in every 3 adults. About 1 in 3 American adults has prehypertensionblood pressure numbers that are higher than normalbut not yet in the high blood

pressure range. High blood pressure is a primary or contributing cause of death for more than 1,100 deaths each day. High blood pressure costs the nation $48.6 billion each year. High blood pressure usually has no warning signs or symptoms, so many people don't realize they have it. 3 Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 16 June 2016, www.cdc.gov/dhdsp/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_bloodpressure.htm. Friday, February 14, 2020

LOVE YOUR HEART DAY 2017 2019: Over 43,500 individuals screened! 4 LOVE YOUR HEART 2019 SITES: US AND MEXICO For the 2019 event, we had 375 Love Your Heart screening sites in collaboration with partners in the US and Mexico 5

NUMBER OF SCREENINGS THAT IDENTIFIED URGENT OR EMERGENT BP Each year, around 1 of every 2 participants with a reported level had elevated blood pressure. In 2019, 61% of participants in San Diego County had a high BP level. (2018 was 57%) There were 5,269 participants with a reported blood pressure level who responded to a question about the use of blood pressure medications. Of these, 21.5% said they were using blood pressure medication. Of those who stated they used medication, 80.8% had high blood pressure. Of those who said they did not use medication, more than half had high blood pressure.

6 NUMBER OF SCREENINGS THAT IDENTIFIED URGENT OR EMERGENT BP In 2014, 57 out of 17,774 screenings were identified as Urgent or Emergent BP In 2015, 80 out of 20,494 screenings were identified as Urgent or Emergent BP In 2016, 101 out of 31,695 screenings were identified as Urgent or Emergent BP In 2017, 77 out of 53,655 screenings were

identified as Urgent or Emergent BP In 2018, 107 out of 36,669 screenings were identified as Urgent or Emergent BP In 2019, 101 out of 43,524 screenings were identified as Urgent or Emergent BP Urgent BP defined as: Elevated blood pressure with no evidence of endorgan damage Emergent BP defined as: Elevated blood pressure with evidence of endorgan damage

523 TOTAL Urgent or Emergent BP* *Urgent/emergent screenings reported for San Diego County sites only 7 LOVE YOUR HEART MOBILE APP 8 How can you participate in

Love Your Heart 2020? PROMOTE Spread the word about the Love Your Heart event at your workplace or among your neighbors and community groups. VOLUNTEER We need medical workers and general volunteers who can be matched with our screening sites! OFFER SCREENINGS Host a screening site for employees at your worksite, for your congregation at your place of worship, or for the public at offices, health clinics, universities, school districts, fire stations, and more! 9

Call to action! Join forces with local firefighters, nurses, students, businesses, and others to raise awareness about heart disease Empower fellow residents to take charge of their own heart health Support a culture of wellness and the Live Well San Diego vision! 10

Interested in Joining the Heart Health Movement? Contact [email protected] or go to loveyourheartsd.org 11

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