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higi supports World Hypertension Day with a continued commitment to empower consumers to know their numbers, raise awareness and promote prevention of high blood pressure

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higi supports World Hypertension Day with a continued commitment to empower consumers to know their numbers, raise awareness and promote prevention of high blood pressure

Nationwide Smart Health Station network provides free access for consumers to measure blood pressure and weight, engage in interactive health education and connect with resources who will help them improve their health 

Chicago, IL – May 14, 2019 – higi, a consumer health engagement company, today highlights the importance of World Hypertension Day on May 17 through their This Year I CAN campaign which encourages everyone to know their numbers and complete free health screenings at one of the 10,000+ free higi Smart Health Stations across the country.

The goal of World Hypertension Day, driven by the theme of Know Your Numbers, is to increase high blood pressure awareness in all populations around the world. World Hypertension Day helps to shine light on the growing prevalence and associated risk factors of high blood pressure in the United States, aiming to bring awareness to the 1 in 5 U.S. adults with high blood pressure who do not know they have it [1].

“The higi platform provides a free and easily accessible means for all consumers to gain a better understanding of their health status, and to connect with the health resources that can have a major impact on their wellbeing” said higi CEO, Jeff Bennett. “On this important day for health awareness and action, we encourage everyone to check their blood pressure and take a few moments to understand what they can do to reduce their risk for hypertension and other related health conditions. Visiting a higi station to know your numbers is a simple first step that everyone can take on their personal journey to better health.”

higi Smart Health Stations are available in convenient retail and community locations across the country and within 5 miles of 74% of the population. Last year on World Hypertension Day, over 110,000 people took their step toward better health by visiting a higi station and learning their blood pressure numbers. In addition to learning their blood pressure measurements, consumers will have the opportunity to complete an interactive knowledge check about heart health through higi’s This Year I CAN campaign, supporting further learnings about the connection between heart health and hypertension.

Further, higi will advocate for all consumers to share their personal pledge for better health on World Hypertension Day, to encourage all people to know their numbers and take a positive step toward improving their health.

To find a higi station nearby to complete a free health screening on World Hypertension Day, or any day, visit higi.com/locator and find higi on Facebook (/higiHQ), Twitter (@higi) or Instagram (@higiHQ) and take our World Hypertension Day pledge. This year, WE CAN Know Our Numbers.

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ABOUT HIGI

higi is a consumer health engagement company making it easier for consumers to measure, track and act on their health data through a free nationwide network of over 10,000 FDA-cleared self-screening smart health stations located in pharmacy retailers and other community points of trust.  Enhanced by over 80 different third-party integrations (i.e. apps, devices, monitors, EHRs and more), higi’s smart health stations connect across the existing healthcare ecosystem, bridging station activity with digital tools to interact with consumers on the go and extend engagement, making it easier for consumers to remain active in their health.  Healthcare stakeholders use higi as a new access point to better reach, connect with and activate targeted populations; collect biometric and other health determinant data to stratify and prioritize; motivate consumers to take specific actions at a point of care or within the expanding care ecosystem activated by higi connectivity.  To date, more than 56 million people have used a higi station to conduct over 322 million biometric tests.  For more information, visit us at www.higi.com.

[1] CDC Blood Pressure Facts

Contact: Ariana Bennett | abennett@higi.com | (312) 504-0024