Hypertension Spotlight

October 12, 2022

RHNTC Grantee Spotlight

This month, KBFPC was featured in a spotlight article from the Title X Reproductive Health National Training Center (RHNTC) focused on our work to better integrate hypertension/high blood pressure screening and support into our client services:

Almost half of all U.S. adults have hypertension, which is one of the leading—and most preventable—contributors to maternal death and disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality. As Dr. Robin Holmes explains, “People of reproductive age often don’t go to ‘the doctor’—they end up only coming in for reproductive health care. If we don’t catch them with an elevated blood pressure or even hypertension at that age, it may actually have long-term health effects that turn into problems as they get older or even affect their sexual and reproductive health.”

Click here to read the full article and learn more about Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic’s work with RHNTC!