IT’S TIME

for self-care to be our priority – self-care that’s good for the heart.

Take the Pledge

IT’S TIME

for self-care to be our priority – self-care that’s good for the heart.

Take the Pledge
Take the Pledge

Did You Know?

More than

50%

of Black women over 20 have high blood pressure (BP)

Nearly

80%

of Black adults who have high BP don’t have it under control

High BP is known as a

“Silent Killer”

Did You Know?

More than

50%

of Black women have high blood pressure (BP)

Nearly

80%

of Black adults who have high BP don’t have it under control

High BP is known as a

“Silent Killer”

Real Stories from the Heart

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“I can’t keep hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock. I can’t ignore this pain ringing in my body.”

Coach Gessie, New York, NY
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“You cannot function at your best for your family, your job, your friends, your church and community, if you don’t give yourself your best first.”

Stephanie Johnson, Chicago, IL
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“You can’t save others if you don’t save yourself, and Black women run the world. If we don’t save ourselves, everyone else is going to fall off.”

Andrea McEachron, Atlanta, GA
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“Find your tribe – your friends know what you’re going through, so check in with each one. Remember that ‘no’ is a full sentence, and really stop to take a breath, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed.”

Stephanie Gates, Chicago, IL

More than half of Black women over the age of 20 are living with heart disease, and we can’t have that!

Release the Pressure (RTP) is bringing together Black women from across America – reminding them to make self-care a priority to improve their heart health. Protect your magic, protect your heart!

Take the Pledge

More than half of Black women over the age of 20 are living with heart disease, and we can’t have that!

Release the Pressure (RTP) is bringing together Black women from across America – reminding them to make self-care a priority to improve their heart health. Protect your magic, protect your heart!

Take the Pledge

Meet the Release the Pressure Squad

The RTP Heart Health Squad, a coalition of national health care professional organizations and heart health experts with a shared goal of partnering with Black women to support their heart health.

American Medical Association
American Heart Association
American Medical Association Foundation
Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc
Minority Health Institute, Inc
National Medical Association

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