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Join the Check It! Challenge and 2020 Heart Walk

United Health Services and the American Heart Association are teaming up for the Check It! Challenge and the Southern Tier Heart Walk. On this page, you'll find information on both events.

Check It! Challenge

February 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020

Southern Tier Heart Walk

April, 5 2020

Check It Logo

Heart Walk Logo

How to Participate in the Check It! Challenge

Check. Change. Control.

  • Commit to Check your blood pressure at least twice a month
  • Change to healthier habits
  • Control your blood pressure!

Through the Check It! Challenge the American Heart Association (AHA) and UHS are encouraging individuals, community organizations, and employers throughout the region to focus on improving blood pressure in the Check It! Challenge.

The Check It! Challenge is based on Check. Change. Control., an evidence-based hypertension management program empowering participants to take ownership of their health using blood pressure self-monitoring. The program incorporates the concepts of remote monitoring and online tracking as key features to hypertension management.

Organization or Workplace:

  1. Identify a Check It! Champion at your site.
  2. Visit or scan the QR code below to access the participation form and an AHA staff member will be in contact to select the blood pressure program that is right for your organization and provide you with tools, training, and resources.


  1. Join UHS in the Check It! Challenge and log your readings in the Check. Change. Control. Tracker.
    1. Access the Tracker at
    2. UHSBP: Community Members & UHS Patients
    3. UHSEM: UHS Employees
    4. BingU: Binghamton University
  2. Check your blood pressure at a public health screening event or at blood pressure kiosk near you (kiosks are available at most pharmacies).
  3. Commit to Check your blood pressure at least twice a month, Change to healthier habits, and Control your blood pressure.

How to Participate in the Southern Tier Heart Walk

Southern Tier Heart Walk

Register now.

The 31st edition of the event will be held on Sunday, April 5, at SUNY Broome Community College, 907 Upper Front St. in Binghamton.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the walk beginning at 11:30 a.m.

To learn more, visit

Register for the Heart Walk

Organizers of the upcoming Southern Tier Heart Walk gathered on Thursday, January 16 to kick off the 31st annual event, scheduled for April in Binghamton.

John M. Carrigg, president and chief executive officer of UHS and chairperson of this year’s walk, shared plans for the major event, saying that the goal is to raise $380,000 to benefit the work of the American Heart Association.

2020 Southern Tier Heart Walk Kickoff

    Event Calendar


    American Heart Month

    Month 1 Health Topic: How to Manage Blood Pressure

    February 7

    National Wear Red Day

    February 21

    UHS Hearty Party

    4:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows in Vestal.
    Click here to learn more.


    National Nutrition Month

    Month 2 Health Topic: Eat Smart & Add Color


    Move More Month

    Month 3 Health Topic: Physical Activity & Stress Reduction

    April 5

    Southern Tier Heart Walk

    Registration begins at 10 a.m., Walk at 11:30 a.m., SUNY Broome
    Click here to learn more & register.


    American Stroke Month, National High Blood Pressure Education Month

    Month 4 Health Topic: Be Well & Know the Signs

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    Upcoming Events

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    • Baby and Child Safe

      Demonstration of CPR and obstructed airway clearance with time for practice included. Home safety and accident prevention covered.

    • Adult Wellness Seminars

      UHS Hospitals Stay Healthy Center is offering free monthly seminars on healthy eating, active living and wellness. Each month a different topic to be presented.

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