Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSMP)

Program Overview

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSMP) is a four-month, evidence-based program designed to help participants with hypertension better manage their blood pressure by developing the habit of self-monitoring and tracking their blood pressure. Participants work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the program and are encouraged to measure and record their own blood pressure at least two times per month; attend two personalized “Office Hour” consultations; and attend one Nutrition Education Seminar each month.

Instructor Training Assistance

With grant funding from the New York State Department of Health, monies are available in 2019-2020 to support the training of YMCA staff as Healthy Heart Ambassador Instructors and Program Managers for the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program.

Funds are available to cover the registration fee of the following courses:

  • Healthy Heart Ambassador Behavior Observation
  • Healthy Heart Ambassador Instructor Knowledge & Skills Verification
  • Healthy Heart Ambassador Instructor Training
  • HIPAA Privacy & Security Training
  • Introduction to the YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

For more information or to apply, click here.


New York State Blood-Pressure Self-Monitoring Program One-Pager


For more information, contact Paige Hughes at or 518 462 8241 ext. 9501.