Hypertension Canada is the only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and control of hypertension and its complications. We work with leading minds across medical and health disciplines to advance research and professional and public education, and with policy makers to ensure Canadians can avoid the potentially deadly complications of hypertension.
Seven and a half million people in Canada, about 1 in 5 adults, live with hypertension. Rising blood pressure over the long term causes atherosclerosis – the main risk for premature death (before the age of 65).
Canada has become a leader in the early detection of high blood pressure, its treatment and overall management. Much of this success has been attributed to Hypertension Canada’s Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) – a knowledge translation program targeting primary care practitioners, providing annually updated recommendations and clinical practice guidelines to detect, treat and control hypertension.
Despite recent achievements, 1 in 3 people with hypertension have uncontrolled blood pressure, particularly high risk patients with diabetes and kidney disease; and almost 1 in 5 people with hypertension are unaware of their condition.
Advancing health through the prevention and control of high blood pressure and its complications.
Canadians will have the healthiest and best managed blood pressure in the world.
Hypertension Canada delivers against mission/vision by striving for excellence in four core service areas:
- knowledge generation (research and innovation)
- knowledge translation (moving discovery to practice)
- creating supportive environments (healthy public policy and lifestyles)
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