Research Project

Take Control: A Community Research Project to Control High Blood Pressure

The ARPRC’s high blood pressure control demonstration project is based in Desha County in the Arkansas Delta region. People who live or work in Desha County are being invited to participate in the project. Recruitment began in fall 2015.

The study’s purpose is to test a method to help people control their blood pressure. People in the project will be divided into two groups. Both groups will receive educational and supportive materials. One group will have a chance to work with a trained community health advisor if needed to achieve blood pressure control.

The method being tested could likely save money on medical costs. It also has the potential for being conducted on a larger scale, so it could be used not only across Arkansas but elsewhere nationally.