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Partners- You are are invited to join Reach Out!

Someone has chosen you as a partner for REACH OUT PARTNERS, for the University of Michigan and Hurley Medical Center. REACH OUT PARTNERS is a research project to help your loved one reduce their high blood pressure. We’ll work with you both to lower their blood pressure through text messages, and send reminders to check in on their blood pressure.

You were selected to help because you are 18 years or older, and were chosen by someone who was eligible for the study with elevated blood pressure.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary and confidential.


To see if you qualify for the study, give us a call at (810)-337-8399!


  • To participate in the REACH OUT project, you will need to… Be 18 years or older

  • Have a cell phone that can send and receive text messages


After calling (810)-337-8399, and finding out if you are eligible for the study and if you agree to join the study, there are a few more activities that we would ask you to do over the next 3 months. You will receive more information once you qualify about what the study will involve, but to briefly summarize…


You will receive payment for participation in the study, which includes:


Survey at enrollment


  • Follow-up visit at 3 months

  • Be willing to receive and send text messages (Any text messaging costs will not be paid for by REACH OUT) Take your blood pressure and text it to REACH OUT

  • Encourage your partner throughout REACH OUT Will I be paid for my time?


When you sign up, you will be given a free blood pressure cuff and $20.

At 3 weeks you will be sent a text message letting you know if you will continue in REACH OUT, or will no longer get text messages. Those that continue in REACH OUT can earn an additional $20 at the 3 month follow-up.



If you have any questions about the study or are interested in enrolling, please call/text us at 810-337- 8399!

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