According to the US Department of Health and Human Services African Americans are more likely to have uncontrolled hypertension than other minority groups and African American women are 60% more likely to have high blood pressure in comparison to non-Hispanic white women (HHS.gov, 2020). The long-term effects of uncontrolled hypertension include risk for stroke, kidney failure, and heart attack just to name a few. These same statistics are reported year after year, which is why heart health is critical to the legacy of our families and the sustainability of our communities. 


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