Take the Pressure Off, NYC! (TPO NYC!) is New York City’s first comprehensive, population-wide initiative focusing on preventing and controlling high blood pressure. The initiative aims to reduce the number of New Yorkers with raised blood pressure by 150,000 by 2022 and reduce health inequities. This initiative is led by a coalition of faith- and community-based organizations, employers, health care systems, pharmacies, organized labor, health insurance payers, government agencies and other stakeholders.
The TPO NYC! Inaugural Plan (PDF) outlines recommendations for action in three key areas: awareness, treatment and creation of heart-healthy communities.
The Health Department supports TPO NYC! by:
To join the coalition or for more information, email Bloodpressure@health.nyc.gov.
Coalition Activity Groups
In 2017, the first-ever Citywide High Blood Pressure Coalition was convened, bringing more than 100 stakeholders together. This summit marked a first step in developing a citywide plan to address high blood pressure.
In 2018, the coalition held its second annual summit, where it announced the TPO NYC! initiative. The theme for the summit was Creating the Solution Together: Addressing High Blood Pressure in NYC.