The American Society of Hypertension which is an organization created and is responsible for the site, this organization is reputable and information provided is current and reliable. The website was created in 1985 and last updated October 2012. Data provided on the website can be found in other reliable sites such as the CDC and backed by up to date research.
One of its links: Cardiovascular Information for Health Care Professional, which provides public education topic such as controlling your cholesterol, community education and outreach, obesity and much more. All of the links work and the typos are minimal to non-existent. The website also provides a specific link for patients: (NHLBI) High Blood Pressure Information for Patients, which is in easy to read language. The website contains interactive web application, making it fun for people to learn. This website targets both the professional and lay persons.
The goal of the American Society of Hypertension is to lead the effort in understanding and reducing hypertension related heart and kidney disease, stroke and dementia by enhancing the education and treatment of patients with hypertension. The information provided is appropriate for the purpose the organization serves.
References: Bastable, S. (2008). Nurse as educator Principles of teaching and learning for nursing practice. 3rd Ed. Boston: Jones& Barlett. www.ash-us.org, which is created by The American Society of Hypertension. Retrieved on October 8, 2012