Hypertension Sunday

This signature EHI event, named in honor of its founder Dr. Frank E. Staggers Sr., started more than 20 years ago. The event aims to educate communities of color about the risks of high blood pressure and help them learn whether they are showing signs of hypertension — often called the “silent killer” because people can have it for years without symptoms — which can lead to serious health problems like heart attack and stroke.

Hypertension Sunday 2023

Hypertension Sunday 2023 will take place on February 26. Sign up to volunteer at Hypertension Sunday here.  Questions? Contact ehi@samuelmerritt.edu.

View a video about Hypertension Sunday here.

Hypertension Sunday Resources

Our Hypertension Sunday Toolkit

Learn about how to take your blood pressure here.
Sign up for Alameda County’s Food Bank Care Messages, a free health education program that sends tips by text.  High blood pressure is one of the eight options.

Download the 2023 Hypertension Sunday flyer

Learn about how to take your blood pressure here (3:15) or here (2:49).

Join the Get Down With Your Blood Pressure Dance Movement here (:36) or here (1:00).

7 Tips for an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading

Bay Point
First AME Community Church, 12:30-2pm

St Paul AME Church - 12-2 p.m.

Glad Tidings COGIC: 9-11am

San Francisco
Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 12-2pm

San Mateo
Saint James AME Zion Church: Sat, 1/25, 1-4pm (flyer)

Allen Temple: 10:30am-1pm
Center of Hope Community Church: 9am -12pm
Downs United Methodist Church: 11:30-12:30
East Bay Church Of Religious Science: 12-2pm
Lighthouse Mosque: Fri, 1/24, 12:45-2pm
Miracles of Faith: 2-3pm
Parks Chapel AME: 11:30-1pm
Saint Benedict: 12-1:30pm
St. Columba: 9am - 1pm