This news release from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (now the Department of Health and Human Services)
announced the start of a national hypertension awareness initiative, later named the National High Blood Pressure Education
Program, which would promote education, screening, and treatment of the disease. Impressed by the VA hypertension study, Mary
Lasker and others had prevailed upon HEW Secretary Elliot Richardson to begin such an effort.
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1972-07-26 (July 26, 1972)
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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The VA Cooperative Study and the Beginning of Routine Hypertension Screening, 1964-1980