A Youth Education Initiative
University of Hawaii at Hilo School of Nursing (UHH SON) students collaborate with Community First to bring the Blood Pressure Educators Project to elementary schools in East Hawaii. This annual project fulfills graduation requirements for senior nursing students. UHH SON students teach sixth graders how to use a blood pressure monitor to take blood pressure readings of adult family members and friends. Sixth graders play an important role in community-based health promotion by raising awareness about the dangers of hypertension.
From 2014 to 2020, 16 schools have participated involving 26 UHH SON students and 791 sixth graders. As of 2020, the project has logged 4,299 blood pressure screenings.
Please click on the button below to find out how your school can participate.