Blood Pressure Program Helps Hundreds in Tribes

Updated Nov 28, 2016

Hannah Prairie Chief jumped at the chance to learn more about high blood pressure because several family members struggle with it. She worried about her grandmother, aunts and uncles, and wanted to help them get healthy.

“I couldn’t talk about it if I didn’t know about it,” said Prairie Chief, 26, of El Reno, Oklahoma.

Prairie Chief and her relatives are among more than 500 members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribe who have signed up for the American Heart Association’s four-month educational program called Check. Change. Control.