(Coalition) by Health Canada, in 1984, by the participation of all stakeholders concerned with hypertension (or high blood pressure), the control of this silent killer is very small. The situation analysis, in 1996, warranted a critical appraisal. This led to the development of a national high blood pressure prevention and control strategy, which was readily embraced by the Coalition. An Expert Working Group was established in Fall 1996, and its members took on the challenge of compiling this strategy. Every one of the members listed in the Expert Working Group worked very hard to shape the strategy, based on scientific evidence, through substantial contributions to its content and through participation in numerous revisions. We are very grateful to the Dr. Paula Stewart for synthesizing the information from the Expert Working Group's deliberations to formulate the final strategy paper. We appreciate her patience and continuous interaction with members of the Working Group to capture the ideas and nuances to make this as a workable strategy. The support of Ms. Jackie Kierulf by providing background research is gratefully acknowledged. The development of this strategy was a partnership between Health Canada (through Adul
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