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Keep an eye on your blood pressure.

ONE CARE Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) provides blood pressure clinics, and awareness about the importance of blood pressure monitoring.

Trained volunteers will measure your blood pressure and complete a heart and stroke risk profile.

A copy of your results will be given to you and, with your permission, sent to your family physician and regular pharmacist. A schedule of sessions is provided on this page.

Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) Blood Pressure Clinics

Older adults and those at risk for future cardiovascular disease or other chronic diseases are invited to take part in the Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) by attending free blood pressure measurement and monitoring sessions throughout Huron County and in Stratford.

The goal of CHAP is to PROMOTE cardiovascular health in our community and to raise awareness about the importance of blood pressure monitoring. Trained volunteers will help you:

  • Measure your blood pressure and record your results.
  • Complete a checklist about risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
  • Address modifiable risk factors.

A copy of your results will be given to you and with your permission, sent to your family physician and regular pharmacist.

 

The Cardiovascular Health Awareness Program (CHAP) was designed to support prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke in communities.  The program relied on the participation of family physicians, pharmacists, volunteers, community organization and older adults.  Older adult residents were invited to attend volunteer-led sessions in local pharmacies for a cardiovascular risk assessment including blood pressure monitoring.  Participants took home a copy of their cardiovascular disease and stroke risk profile, as well as resources on modifiable risk factors.  Program results were sent to each participant's family physician and regular pharmacist to enhance care. 

The aim of CHAP is to create a sustainable model of CHAP for long-term implementation in communities, while also expanding several components of the program. CHAP targets older adults at risk for future CVD and stroke morbidity and mortality.  Volunteer peer health educators will take on an expanded role with participants both inside and outside of CHAP sessions. At the sessions, volunteers will assist participants to complete and follow the web-based Heart & Stroke Foundation Blood Pressure Action Plan, a tool that generates an individualized plan to improve modifiable risk factors. Group education sessions will also be held to improve self-management of CVD. The program will also link with the new Ontario pharmacist consultation program, MedsCheck.

Free blood pressure monitoring and measurement.

Stratford and Area CHAP Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month Shoppers Drug Mart, 211 Ontario St.
2nd Tuesday of the month Kiwanis Centre 
1st Thursday of the month 90 Greenwood Court
3rd Friday of the month Pharmacy at Jenny Trout, 342 Erie St.
4th Friday of the month West End Pharmacy, 150 Huron St.

Sessions take place during the morning hours. Call for more detailed information.

 

Huron County CHAP Schedule

Clinton

4th Monday of the month 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Betty Cardno Centre, 317 Huron St.

Lucknow

3rd Tuesday of the month 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Medical Clinic, 691 Havelock St.

Wingham

Last Tuesday of the month 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pharma Plus, 55 Josephine St.

Seaforth

1st Wednesday of the month 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Huron Community Family Health Team, 32B-1 Centennial Dr.

Brussels

1st Thursday of the month 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Huron Community Family Health Team, 373 Turnberry St.

Goderich

2nd Tuesday of the month 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Shoppers Drug Mart, 520 Huron Rd

Hensall

Exeter

1st Tuesday of the month 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Hensall Site Grand Bend Community Health Centre, 122 King St.

3rd Monday 9:30a.m.-12 noon, ONE CARE offices

Check out the following links for more information about cardiovascular health.

 

Volunteer Opportunity: CHAP Peer Educators

CHAP Peer EducatorsVolunteers help CHAP clients by taking their blood pressure, recording results and providing education based on their cardiovascular risk profile.

Time commitment is four hours per month.