Fort Bend ISD’s Transportation Department and the American Heart Association team up to get Heart Healthy
FORT BEND ISD (February 14, 2017) - The FBISD Transportation Department and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently joined together to help increase awareness about heart health, and to encourage bus drivers to join the Check.Change.Control. program. This program provides information and resources to check and monitor blood pressure. High blood pressure is the leading cause of heart attack, stroke and heart failure, according to the AHA.
The LiveWell team members were on hand at the Hodges Bend and Lake Olympia bus terminals to teach the drivers how to check their blood pressure and to sign up for the free, online tracker from the American Heart Association. With this tool, managing heart health is easy and convenient. All bus drivers who took part in the program were given a chance to win prizes. To enroll, go to www.cccbptracker.com.
To learn more about heart disease and prevention, visit the American Heart Association's website at www.heart.org.
Photo 1: Alton Nash (Benefits Coordinator and LiveWell team member) teaching bus driver Leonard Harris how to check his blood pressure.
Photo 2: Bus driver Carolyn Young hoping Tasha Joshua (FBISD Health Promotions Coordinator) is giving her the winning raffle ticket.
Photo 3: Participants (from left): Rita Brown (bus driver), Carolyn Young (bus driver), Nicole Blough (bus monitor), and AHA Program Director, Shalonda Tucker.
Photo 4: From left: FBISD Coordinators and LiveWell team members, Alton Nash, Gary Hajdasz, Tasha Joshua, and AHA Program Director Shalonda Tucker.