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    Public Health’s Physical Activity, Cooking, and Education (PACE) program seeks to reduce the number of African American’s who have high blood pressure. According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African American adults are 30 percent more likely to have high blood pressure.

    High blood pressure can damage your arteries by making them less elastic, which decreases the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart and leads to heart disease.

    African Americans face unique social and environmental factors including lack of access to health care, access to healthy foods, and limited places to exercise, that contribute to the inability to manage their blood pressure.

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PACE Your Way to Health!

Public Health’s Physical Activity, Cooking, and Education (PACE) program seeks to reduce the number of African American’s who have high blood pressure. According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African American adults are 30 percent more likely to have high blood pressure.

High blood pressure can damage your arteries by making them less elastic, which decreases the flow of blood and oxygen to your heart and leads to heart disease.

African Americans face unique social and environmental factors including lack of access to health care, access to healthy foods, and limited places to exercise, that contribute to the inability to manage their blood pressure.

PACE Your Way to Health!
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The PACE program is designed to help prevent heart disease and high blood pressure in the African Americans by providing education on:

  • What affects our heart and blood pressure.
  • Introducing physical activities to get our bodies moving no matter the fitness level.
  • Learning how to make flavorful and nutritious foods that are healthy for the heart.

Since the PACE Program is focused on prevention, anyone who is 18 and older who has been told by a physician that they have high blood pressure unfortunately is not eligible to participate.

The PACE program is set up in three stages.

  • Stage 1: pre-registration, followed by a health screening and self-reporting and knowledge survey. 
  • Stage 2: A six-week heart education class, with physical activities and cooking/nutrition classes. The class meets once a week for 90 minutes (1.5 hours).
  • Stage 3: Completing health screenings and self-reporting and knowledge survey every 90-days.

Program Details

  • One class each week
  • Health screenings: cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI)
  • Heart health, cooking, and fitness components
  • Free slow cooker and gift card
  • Any fitness level can join

(For Air Fryer - Must attend first and last class and miss no more than 2 total | Gift Card - Must complete post screenings and self-reporting)

Session Dates*

  • Group 3: 3/4/24- 4/8/24 (Evening)
  • Group 4: 4/29/24 – 6/3/24 (Evening)

*Dates and times subject to change

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Health screenings: cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI)
  • Must pre–register and be pre-screened for high blood pressure

Complete our PACE interest form to pre-register today!