Measure Up/Pressure Down® brings together the sponsors listed below with national partners, supporting organizations, and member groups to improve blood pressure control and achieve lasting improvements that lead the way to greater health, productivity, and cost savings. Together, we’re helping to raise awareness of the dangers of high blood pressure and educate you on how to have your blood pressure in control by 2016.

If you are interested in becoming a Measure Up/Pressure Down® sponsor, please email Sherry Greenwood for more information.

Presenting Sponsor

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. 

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is the U.S. subsidiary of Japan-based Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., one of the twenty largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and a global leader in pharmaceutical innovation since 1899.  The company is dedicated to the discovery, development, and commercialization of innovative medicines that improve the lives of patients throughout the world. The primary focus of Daiichi Sankyo's research and development is cardiovascular disease, including therapies for dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, and acute coronary syndrome.  The company is also pursuing the discovery of new medicines in the areas of glucose metabolic disorders, infectious diseases, cancer, bone and joint diseases, and immune disorders.

Pilot Program Sponsor

United Health Foundation 

Through collaboration with community partners, grants and outreach efforts, United Health Foundation works to improve our health system, build a diverse and dynamic health workforce and enhance the well-being of local communities. United Health Foundation was established by UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) in 1999 as a not-for-profit, private foundation dedicated to improving health and health care. To date, United Health Foundation has committed more than $240 million to programs and communities around the world.


Withings is an innovative company that creates smart products and apps to help people across the world easily take care of their health and well-being.  Withings is known as the creator of the first Internet-connected scale and has since developed their product line to include the Smart Body Analyzer, the Pulse activity tracker, the remote Blood Pressure Monitor, Smart Baby Monitor, and Smart Kid Scale.

Supporting Sponsors

Baptist Medical Group 

Baptist Medical Group (BMG) Foundation is one of the area's largest not-for-profit multispecialty physician group practices with 463 providers representing 41 specialties in West Tennessee, East Arkansas and North Mississippi.

Contributing Sponsors


Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates.

Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation 

The Kaiser Permanente National Community Benefit Fund at the East Bay Community Foundation has awarded a grant for the third and final year of the campaign. Kaiser Permanente  is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve approximately 9.5 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers.


Humedica, now part of Optum, is the foremost clinical intelligence company that provides private, cloud-based solutions to the health care industry. Humedica’s sophisticated analytics platform transforms disparate clinical data into actionable, real world insights. Powered by the largest and most comprehensive clinical database, Humedica solutions offer a more complete, longitudinal view of the health of patients and populations. Through its award-winning solutions, Humedica, which is headquartered in Boston, empowers its partners and customers to make confident, value-based decisions about patient care in a rapidly changing health care market.


District of Columbia Department of Health 

The District of Columbia Department of Health’s Community Health Administration aims to improve health outcomes for targeted populations by promoting coordination within the health care system, by enhancing access to prevention, medical care and support services, and by fostering public participation in the design and implementation of programs for District of Columbia women, infants, children (including children with special health care needs) and other family members. In addition, we provide chronic and communicable disease prevention and control services, community-based forums and grants, expert medical advice, health assessment reports, and pharmaceutical procurement and distribution, disease investigations and disease control services to District residents, workers and visitors so that their health status is improved.

Palo Alto Medical Foundation 

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF) for Health Care, Research and Education is a not-for-profit healthcare organization that is a pioneer in the multispecialty group practice of medicine. Founded in 1930, PAMF is part of the Peninsula Coastal Region of Sutter Health, one of the nation's leading not-for-profit networks of community-based healthcare providers. Sutter Health's Peninsula Coastal Region also includes Mills-Peninsula Health Services. PAMF's 1,100 affiliated physicians and 4,300 employees serve approximately 800,000 patients at its medical centers and clinics in Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

Endorsing Sponsors

Epic Systems Corporation 

Epic Systems Corporation makes software for mid-size and large medical groups, hospitals and integrated healthcare organizations – working with customers that include community hospitals, academic facilities, children's organizations, safety net providers and multi-hospital systems. Their integrated software spans clinical, access and revenue functions and extends into the home.

Ralphs Grocery Company 

Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 230 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. Last year, Ralphs contributed more than $6 million to support education, hunger relief, women's health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company's stores. Ralphs is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE:KR), one of the nation's largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio.