Although many Filipino-Americans understand English very well, Kalusugan Coalition, Inc. with the support of NYU CSAAH (Center for the Study of Asian-American Health) through the REACH FAR PROJECT, have adapted this poster into Tagalog to show that high blood pressure is also a concern in the Filipino community.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.

Underserved and minority populations have a disproportionate burden of death and disability from heart disease.

Filipino-Americans, in particular, exhibit higher rates of hypertension than their White counterparts and other Asian-American subgroup populations.

Despite these findings, few interventions have focused on controlling hypertension or other risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Filipino-Americans.

In addition to high rates of hypertension, several studies have found that Filipino-Americans experience various co-morbidities and risk factors to hypertension.

For instance, Filipino-American adults have been shown to have higher rates of diabetes, higher body mass index readings, and lower rates of physical activity compared to other Asian Pacific Islander subgroups.

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