Healthy Living Resources to Help Clients Prevent and Control Hypertension

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This list can be used to identify appropriate, free online resources to support clients in reaching healthy living goals to prevent and control hypertension.

This tool is part of the Hypertension Prevention and Control Improvement Toolkit.


The EveryONE Project Neighborhood Navigator

American Academy of Family Physicians

A curated database of social services programs searchable by zip code

United Way

Free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people with essential health and human services


Find a Health Center

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

A tool to help individuals search for HRSA-funded health centers 




U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Current nutrition guidelines, healthy eating tips, recipes, and resources


      MyPlate Plan

      A tool to help each individual identify a personalized plan for what and how much to eat 

      from each food group


      MyPlate Healthy Eating on a Budget

      Tips and tricks for making healthier meals that fit an individual’s schedule and budget


      MyPlate Kitchen

      Healthy recipes, meal plans, and cooking and grocery shopping tips


Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Information on what a healthy eating plan is and how to craft one


      My Food Diary

      A food diary template to help individuals track meals and monitor eating habits


National Hunger Hotline


A hotline that provides local food assistance and other nutrition and social services information

  • For English, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY
  • For Spanish, call 1-877-8-HAMBRE
  • Text 97779



Healthy Weight, Nutrition, and Physical Activity


Information on safe ways to help individuals manage their weight, including getting optimal sleep, reducing stress, and maintaining healthy eating habits and regular physical activity


Weight Management

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Weight management resources and healthy living tips and tools


Aim for a Healthy Weight


Information about how to reach and stay at a healthy weight



Physical Activity Basics


An overview of physical activity guidelines and benefits, and strategies for overcoming barriers to being physically active


      Physical Activity for People with Disability

      Resources and guidelines to help adults with disabilities increase physical activity


      My Physical Activity Diary

      A physical activity diary template to help individuals track weekly activity


Staying Active at Any Size


Physical activity ideas for individuals of all sizes, and tips for sticking with a physical activity plan


Move Your Way Activity Planner

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

A tool to build a personalized weekly activity plan and tips for fitting activity into one’s daily routine


How to Quit Smoking


Resources to support individuals in quitting smoking, including a quit guide, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources




Free quit help and access to a trained quit coach: 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669)


Information and tools to help individuals quit smoking and other nicotine products


Alcoholics Anonymous

Resources and information to support individuals with drinking problems


SAMHSA's National Helpline  

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals dealing with issues related to mental health and substance use, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs addictions

  • 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • TTY: 1-800-487-4889


Treatment Services Locator


A tool to help individuals find treatment facilities for issues related to mental health and substance use, including alcohol addiction


A tool to find licensed providers who specialize in treating individuals dealing with issues related to mental health and substance use, including alcohol addiction


Tips for Better Sleep


A list of habits that can improve an individual’s sleep health


Educational Resources on Sleep


Tips for getting enough sleep, including a sleep diary and guide to healthy sleep (in English and Spanish)


Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Foundation

An overview of sleep hygiene, including tips on how to revamp habits to get better nightly sleep


What is Sleep and Why is It Important?

American Sleep Association

Information about the importance of sleep and tips for getting better sleep