National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves!
As part of our efforts during National High Blood Pressure Education Month, the American Medical Group Foundation hosts the Measure Up/Pressure Down® National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves! annually in May.
On this National Day of Action, we encourage all Measure Up/Pressure Down® supporters to roll up your sleeves and join together in their respective communities and participate in at least one action to raise awareness of high blood pressure – to patients, providers, employees, or the general public. These actions can take different forms, based on your audience, capabilities, and resources. We encourage supporters to get creative and think of ways to incorporate the Measure Up/Pressure Down® National Day of Action: Roll Up Your Sleeves! into activities and events that already exist at your organization.
Why “Roll Up Your Sleeves”? This theme has double meaning for Measure Up/Pressure Down®. We want to:
• Encourage those at medical groups, health systems, partner
organizations, and sponsoring companies to roll up your sleeves and
continue the important and ongoing work in blood pressure control,
• Motivate patients to literally roll up their sleeves and get a blood pressure reading.