Knowing your numbers and whether you are at risk is important. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 of 3 U.S. adults – or about 75 million people – have high blood pressure, but only about half (54%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control.
Programs and resources available:
- MHealthy Rewards Wellness Screenings – Now through April 26, benefits-eligible faculty and staff can attend a 20-minute wellness screening to measure their blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and height. No fasting is required. Those who complete both a wellness screening and the brief health questionnaire can earn up to $220 in incentives.
- Statins – Generic cholesterol-lowering medications called statins are covered with $0 copay under the U-M Prescription Drug Plan. Statins can help prevent heart disease and stroke for adults with certain risk factors. Brand name statins still have a copay.