Participants will be taught the proper use of Home BP machines using a teach-back technique. Patients will be loaned valid home BP machines.
Participants will be taught how to send self-reports of their home BP, diet, physical activity and emotions using an app on their phone.
Participants will be signed up for a 6-week educational program of lifestyle changes and coping skills delivered by physicians, holistic psychotherapists and yoga therapists.
Participants will receive summary reports of their Home BP, lifestyle and emotions.
Researchers will monitor home BP levels and any adverse effects. Primary care physicians of the patients with persisting high BP levels will be notified of their average home BPs. Patients will complete surveys that assess their ability to self-manage their hypertension, emotions, and social connections. Change in average home BP from before, during, and after 6-week educational program participation will be evaluated. Final average home BP and clinic BP notifications will be sent to the primary care physicians of all patients.
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