National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation  501(c)(3)

 
NPBPAF
National Pediatric Blood Pressure Awareness Foundation

    The NPBPAF is a national, non-profit organization founded to ensure that every child receives routine blood pressure monitoring through the physician's office, emergency departments, and any other facility that cares for children.  This will be achieved through raising awareness with health care providers including the physicians, nurses and other support staff along with parents.  Our goal is to educate parents on the important benefits of having routine blood pressure monitoring beginning at age 3 as recommended by both the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

An estimated 2 million children in our country have undiagnosed hypertension (high blood pressure.)  This is a serious issue that if left untreated can lead to permanent organ failure, stroke, heart attack or even possibly death.


"A healthy heart is  one of the most important aspects to our children’s well-being. The NPBPAF understands that routinely testing blood pressure at a young age educates both children and parents alike on the risks of undiagnosed hypertension and sets the bar for a healthier Louisiana of tomorrow."
-Supriya Jindal

KYKN.....KNOW YOUR KID'S NUMBERS!



What is the purpose of the NPBPAF?

 

  • to promote awareness for regular pediatric blood pressure monitoring

  • to promote awareness on the incidence of undiagnosed pediatric hypertension

  • to encourage health care providers who regularly care for children to make blood pressure monitoring part of routine vitals

  • to help diagnose and provide early treatment for the conditions that cause children to have hypertension through non-invasive means such as regular blood pressure monitoring

  • to educate health care support staff including Medical Assistants, Licensed Practical Nurses, and Registered Nurses on the importance of taking pediatric blood pressure

  • to educate parents on the importance of making sure their children have regular blood pressure monitoring by health care providers

  • to work with physicians and other medical support staff in the area of research and understanding of pediatric hypertension

  • to provide home blood pressure machines for children whose family would otherwise be unable to afford one when not covered by insurance

Thank you for visiting.  If you are a parent or a health care provider who cares for children, please take a few minutes to read the information on our site. 

Parents, please take the time to educate yourself on the importance of asking for your children to have their blood pressure taken at every well child visit if your doctor doesn't include this as a part of vitals. It could potentially save the life of your child.
"KYKN" KNOW YOUR KID'S NUMBERS!
At their next vist think FOUR: 
Height, weight, temperature, AND blood pressure!

NPBPAF
38261 Brown Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
225-955-2770
www.bloodpressure4kids.org
email:
info@bloodpressure4kids.org


 

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