The Mid-Missouri Self Management of Blood Pressure Program

The Mid-MO SMBP implements the Healthy Heart Ambassador Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (HHA-BPSM) across Boone and Cole Counties

Health and Nutrition Services

We believe that access to proper nutrition, that is balanced and culturally appropriate, is a basic human right. We strive to alleviate barriers to accessing health care services and recognize the important role health plays physically, mentally, and financially.

What we do:


Director of Health and Nutrition Services
Judith Mutamba

Food Programs Coordinator
Lori Stoll

Food Programs Support Specialist
Diane Elam

Warehouse Coordinator
Mark Smith-Vandergriff

What is the Mid-MO Self Management of Blood Pressure Program?

The Mid-MO SMBP is facilitating the Healthy Heart Ambassador Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (HHA-BPSM) in Boone and Cole counties.

This program:

  • Is evidence-based, lasting four months for each enrolled participant
  • Includes 10-minute consultations with a program facilitator during drop-in office hours
  • Provides weekly check-ins from the program facilitator by phone, email, or text, and monthly nutrition education seminars.
  • Invites participants to attend two personalized consultations per month (office hours) as well as monthly nutrition education seminars.

HHA-BPSM-trained program facilitators work with participants under the supervision of an HHA-BPSM trained manager and overall program coordinator.

Nutrition Education Seminars included within this program are:

  1. Dietary Approaches to Manage Hypertension
  2. Reducing Sodium Intake
  3. Shopping, Preparing and Cooking Food for Better Blood Pressure Management
  4. Heart Healthy Eating for Life

SMBP Sites in Boone and Cole County

SiteSite AddressSite ManagerTrained FacilitatorHow to Enroll
Aging Best201 W. Broadway, Suite 1-E. Columbia, MOMelissa SchulteLinda Kolostov, Georgia AndersonEmail Melissa at:
Building Community Bridges213 E. Ashley, Jefferson City, MO 65109Sarah EberTawanda Edwards, Joshua DunneTalk to Tawanda or Joshua during food distributions
Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri1015 Edmonds Street Jefferson City, MO 65109Judith Mutamba, Diane Elam, Lori StollMargie Lubbert, Jane Frank, Sharron Parkeremail:, or call: 573-635-7719
El Puente Hispanic Ministry2709 Industrial Dr. Ste B Jefferson City, MO 65109Cristhia CastroJane Frankemail:, call: 573-680-8692

Upcoming Events

SMBP News:

Mid-Missouri Self Measurement of Blood Pressure program launches with locations and facilitators ready to onboard clients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Ashley Wiskirchen | Director of Communications |  Director of Catholic Charities Health and Nutrition...

New CCCNMO program to improve community health by addressing self-management of blood pressure in hypertensive clients

Catholic Charities Health and Nutrition services host CDC-sponsored training for facilitators across Cole and Boone Counties as part of the...

Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri

1015 Edmonds Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-7719

Family Immigration Services
1130 E. Elm
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 632-0017

916 Bernadette Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
Phone: (573) 442-7568

421 West 3rd Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301
Phone: (573) 658-0642

Diocese of Jefferson City
Chancery Offices
2207 West Main Street
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-9127