Taking the Pressure Down
Reducing high blood pressure through digital health checks
The project, supported by the Tasmanian Government is delivering free and interactive health checks to Tasmanian communities to help reduce blood pressure and stroke risk.
Self-service digital SiSU Health Stations are set up in various public locations and allow people to carry out their own assessment in a number of easy steps. The health check only takes five minutes and measures blood pressure, heart rate, type 2 diabetes risk, body mass index and overall stroke risk.
Tasmania has the highest incidence of stroke per capita in Australia. In Bass, it is estimated more than 290 strokes will occur in 2019, with more than 2,450 stroke survivors already living in the community.
Tasmanian health station locations:
- Launceston Library from September 12 to October 9,
- University of Tasmania Newnham Campus from October 9 to October 28; and
- Launceston Aquatic Centre from October 28 to November 26.
It is anticipated that the Health Station will relocate to the Launceston Library in late November.