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Casual Conversation 3, Call to Action: Empowering care providers by implementing Target:BP to address hypertension
Listen to this recorded webinar to get an overview of the Target:BP program, including what to expect when enrolling in the program and how Target:BP can be used to improve your patient outcomes.
WebEx    Date Added: 03/29/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 29 2024 8:28AM  
What to eat and how often
The Mediterranean Diet is the doctor-approved eating plan for all people. The diet suggests people eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and limit how much chicken and meat they eat. Health care providers can give this flyer to patients who should adopt an eating plan to help them manage chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/18/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 18 2024 8:11AM  
Hypertension: Handling the Pressure
In this episode of the Contagious Conversations podcast, physicians discuss the risks posed by hypertension, the steps we can all take to stay healthy and approaches to making hypertension control a national health priority.
Podcast    Date Added: 11/10/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 29 2023 8:30AM  
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Clinicians
This guide helps clinicians promote self-measured blood pressure monitoring in their practices. It includes evidence-based action steps and resources.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/30/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 30 2023 9:28AM  
Hypertension Control Change Package, Second Edition
First published in 2015, the Hypertension Control Change Package (HCCP) has been used by health care providers to help patients improve hypertension (HTN) control. This newest edition of the HCCP includes new clinical guidelines, resources and quality improvement advances for HTN management.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 08/30/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 30 2023 9:09AM  
Target: BP™
Target: BP™, a national initiative formed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA), helps health care organizations and care teams improve blood pressure (BP) control rates through an evidence-based quality improvement program.
Web link    Date Added: 07/24/2023    Date Last Modified: Jul 24 2023 1:17PM  
Hypertension Control: Best Practices for Increasing Control Rate
This March 28 webinar focuses on hypertension, one of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke that we can control. In this webinar, you'll see how you can address this leading health challenge by using an evidence-based protocol, following clinical best practices, integrating team-based care and supporting patient self-measurement where appropriate.
Video    Date Added: 06/21/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 21 2023 1:55PM  
How to Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home
This video, from the American Heart Association, teaches how to properly check your blood pressure at home.
Video    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:39PM  
How to Measure Your Blood Pressure at Home
This tool, from the American Medical Association and American Heart Association, is a self-monitoring blood pressure fact sheet.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:41PM  
American Heart Association—High Blood Pressure
This American Heart Association webpage provides information, tools and resources on high blood pressure.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:42PM  
CDC's Live to the Beat Campaign
This webpage for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention "Live to the Beat" campaign provides tips, tools and resources on controlling high blood pressure.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:43PM  
Social determinants of health exacerbate racial disparities in excess uncontrolled BP
This article explores how social determinants of health contribute to uncontrolled blood pressure among Black adults. One conclusion: addressing the structural racism that leads to this challege requires interventions at the individual, interpersonal and institutional levels.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 22 2023 11:05PM  
CDC's Live to the Beat Campaign Newsroom
This webpage offers the latest news and content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention "Live to the Beat" campaign.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:44PM  
Know Stroke: Know the signs. Act in time.
This webpage for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's (NINDS) "Know Stroke" campaign provides tools and resources on stroke.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:50PM  
CDC—High Blood Pressure
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage provides information, tools and resources on high blood pressure.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:47PM  
NINDS Mind Your Risks Campaign
This webpage for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke's (NINDS) "Mind Your Risks" campaign provides tools and resources on high blood pressure.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:51PM  
The Many Faces of Stroke: Stroke Survivor Stories
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage provides stories from stroke survivors.
Web link    Date Added: 05/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 26 2023 5:49PM  
International Consensus on Standardized Clinic Blood Pressure Measurement − A Call to Action
Accurate measurement is essential for effective blood pressure (BP) management. Emphasizing standardized BP measurements in clinical settings is a main focus in this joint statement from 13 scientific health organizations. Also included: a step-by-step process providers can follow to get accurate BP measurements.
Web link    Date Added: 05/23/2023    Date Last Modified: May 23 2023 9:30AM  
Machine-Learning Technique Improves High Blood Pressure Treatment
This article describes research that shows how a machine-learning technique can predict the types of patients who would benefit from hypertension treatment.
Web link    Date Added: 05/15/2023    Date Last Modified: May 15 2023 9:18AM  
Food Security: Key Dimensions of the Social Determinant of Health
This article examines how food access and security affects health and well-being. It states that many illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes, may be diet-related. However, through community health partnerships, health care organizations are trying to connect patients in need with nutritious food.
Web link    Date Added: 04/07/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 7 2023 12:18PM  
Measuring And Addressing Nutrition Security To Achieve Health And Health Equity
This article explores food insecurity and the impact nutrition-related diseases have on health inequity and health care costs in the US and globally. The article also offers potential interventions to address nutrition security in different populations.
Web link    Date Added: 04/07/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 7 2023 12:48PM  
How Community Health Workers Support Chronic Disease Management
This article shares results of a study from New York University that shows how community health workers helped patients manage their blood pressure. The study suggests that engagement with community health workers improves chronic disease management.
Web link    Date Added: 03/10/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 10 2023 8:52AM  
February is American Heart Month
This flyer provides links to resources that may be helpful for providers to use with patients they refer to cardiac rehabilitation.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/24/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 24 2023 6:37AM  
HTN Three-Pillars Case Study
In this study, conducted from June 2020 – June 2021, Miami Beach Community Health Center (MBCHC) identified methods to address hypertension using fortified protocols, advancing their approach to telemedicine and building relationships with their patients. MBCHC saw maintained blood pressure control for more than 80% of patients, with 79.1% of African American patients whose blood pressure was controlled.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/30/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 30 2022 7:27AM  
Improving Blood Pressure Control for African Americans Roadmap
Created by Million Hearts and the National Association of Community Health Centers, this tool helps organizations achieve at least 80% blood pressure control for their African American – and all – patients with hypertension.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/30/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 30 2022 7:30AM  
AMA Hypertension Medication Treatment Protocol
Created by the American Medical Association (AMA), this resource includes guidance from AMA hypertension experts and can improve blood pressure control rates by 10% and sustain results  for patients who are not pregnant and are not diagnosed with congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease or chronic kidney disease stage 3.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/30/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 30 2022 7:32AM  
Fixed-Dose Combination Antyhypertensive Medication Coverage
This guide provides a state-by-state list of approved fixed-dose combinations of two or more medications used to treat hypertension.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/30/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 30 2022 7:41AM  
Heart Risk Calculator
People can use this heart risk calculator to calculate their 10-year risk for heart disease or stroke.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:23AM  
2020 International Society of Hypertension, Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines, PDF
High blood pressure is a global issue. These guidelines, developed by the International Society of Hypertension, are intended to be concise, simplified, and easy to use in practices around the world. They can be applied in low and high resource settings with the goal of preventing or treating high blood pressure and its complications
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 7:44AM  
International Society of Hypertension (ISH)
Hypertension is the leading cause of death worldwide, affecting more than 1.4 billion people and accounting for more than 28,000 deaths each day. ISH was established in 1966 to promote research that would advance prevention and treatment of hypertension.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 7:42AM  
Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms Guidelines Resource Center
This website is maintained by the American Heart Association. Patients can use this site to get information about preventing and treating heart disease and stroke.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 7:46AM  
Target: BP, Tools & Downloads, Measure & Diagnose High BP
This website is a repository of interactive tools, fact sheets, podcasts, webinars and videos. There are handouts that providers can share with patients. These tools can be used to help patients better control their blood pressure.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:01AM  
Target: BP, BP Guideline
High blood pressure should be treated earlier – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – according to these comprehensive high blood pressure guidelines.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 7:50AM  
Comprehensive Care Plan Templates for Patients
This care planning work sheet helps primary care providers and their patients create plan of action to manage hypertension.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 7:52AM  
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension, PDF
This pdf is the complete, 49-page Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. The Call to Action seeks to avert the negative health effects of hypertension by identifying interventions that can be implemented, adapted, and expanded across diverse settings.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 7:55AM  
The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension, Executive Summary, PDF
This pdf is a one-page summary of the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. The Call to Action seeks to avert the negative health effects of hypertension by identifying interventions that can be implemented, adapted, and expanded across diverse settings.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:03AM  
Know Your Risk for High Blood Pressure
Providers can refer patients to this website where they will find information about how to lower their risk for high blood pressure by changing factors they can control.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:06AM  
Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms, Blood Pressure Toolkit
This toolkit, from the American Heart Association, includes patient and provider educational materials designed to help patients better understand and control ther blood pressure.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:08AM  
Blood Pressure and the new ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association provide a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating hypertension in adults in this hypertension guideline.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:10AM  
Hypertension Resources
Follow the link to visit the Healthcare Innovation website. Search "hypertension" to find articles and other resources on the topic.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:15AM  
High Blood Pressure Symptoms and Causes
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website explains what blood pressure is and why hypertension--high blood pressure--is detrimental to health.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:22AM  
Hypertension in Adults: Screening
All adults 18 years and older should be screened for hypertension with office blood pressure measurement (OBPM), according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The USPSTF further recommends that providers also take blood pressure measurements outside of the clinical setting for diagnostic confirmation before starting treatment.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:18AM  
Million Hearts, Supporting Your Patients with High Blood Pressure, Visit Checklist
Providers can use this checklist as a guide during visits with patients working to control high blood pressure.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:19AM  
My Blood Pressure Log
Patients can use this worksheet to log their blood pressure readings at home.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 30 2022 5:58PM  
Blood Pressure Fact Sheets
Providers can use this site to find educational materials about high blood pressure that they can share with their patients. Many of the resources are available in Spanish and traditional Chinese.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 30 2022 5:59PM  
2020 International Society of Hypertension, Global Hypertension Practice Guidelines
High blood pressure is a global issue. These guidelines, developed by the International Society of Hypertension, are intended to be concise, simplified, and easy to use in practices around the world. They can be applied in low and high resource settings with the goal of preventing or treating high blood pressure and its complications.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 7:44AM  
Hypertension Intervention List
Download this handout the TMF Quality Innovation Network created to help clinical staff at physician practices and other health care settings work with patients to control their high blood pressure
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/29/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 5 2022 1:36PM  
Million Hearts, Protocol for Controlling Hypertension in Adults (PDF)
The CDC created this workflow template that practices can modify to better work with patients to control their HTN.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/29/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2022 3:08PM  
Million Hearts: Hypertension Control Change Package Second Edition
Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this update to its 2015 change package responds to new clinical guidelines and reflects advances in improving HTN control. Included in this change packagare are more self-measured blood pressure (SMBP)-focused content and tools to help providers identify patients who may have HTN.
Web link    Date Added: 04/29/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2022 3:13PM  
Million Hearts: Hypertension Control Change Package Second Edition (PDF)
Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this update to its 2015 change package responds to new clinical guidelines and reflects advances in improving HTN control. Download this change package for more self-measured blood pressure (SMBP)-focused content and tools to help providers identify patients who may have HTN.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/29/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2022 3:01PM  
Target: BP, Patient-Measured BP
According to the American Heart Association, which created the Target: BP website, patients who engage in SMBP may also seek to improve their health in other ways. This site explains how SMBP works and offers guidance in launching an SMBP program.
Web link    Date Added: 04/29/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 29 2022 3:05PM  
Baja Tu Presion (Patient Spanish)
Providers can refer Spanish-speaking patients to this website, maintained by the American Heart Association. The site provides educational materials and tips for managing blood pressure.
Web link    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 8:13AM