Investing in the Health of Brooklyn: American Heart Association and Liz Elting Unveil First Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Kiosk

The American Heart Association and the Elizabeth Elting Foundation will unveil the first blood pressure self-monitoring kiosk at The Campaign Against Hunger’s (TCAH) resource center and food pantry in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn on October 2. The state-of-the-art BP kiosk will empower clients of TCAH to measure and track their blood pressure and take steps to prevent heart disease and stroke, which together kills more New Yorkers than any other disease.

According to the American Heart Association, high blood pressure is the “silent killer” because it has no obvious symptoms and can threaten one’s health. The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports that about one in four New Yorkers has high blood pressure, and Black and Latino adults are more likely to have high blood pressure than other races and ethnicities.