More than a third of people with uncontrolled hypertension don’t know their blood pressure is too high and are not receiving treatment to control it, placing them at increased risk for heart attack or stroke. Blood pressure medicine can protect the heart, brain, and kidneys but only if patients take it and keep their blood pressure controlled. Self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) is an important clinical tool to help clinicians make the diagnosis of hypertension and use of SMBP for those with high blood pressure can improve blood pressure control.

General team-based care resources

Team member: Pharmacist
  • What Pharmacists Do (U.S. Department of Labor)
  • Program Guide for Public Health - Partnering with Pharmacists in the Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases
  • Evaluation Peer Learning Community (EPLC) call on Pharmacists’ Patient Care Process Resource Guide – (Sept.2016) Presenter Jeff Durthaler, M.S, BS (Pharm), R.Ph., Population Health Consultant Pharmacist in the CDC Divisionfor Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Presentation slides
  • Team Up. Pressure Down - a national program in partnership with the Million Hearts® initiative, to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension through pharmacist-patient engagement
  • Developing a model for pharmacy integration within an accountable care collaborative (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment)

Team member: Community Health Worker