NACDD Congratulates the 2015 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions!
The 2015 Hypertension Control Champions from public and private health care practices and systems across the country have demonstrated success in helping patients control high blood pressure.
All 18 Champions achieved control rates of 70 percent or greater for their adult patients by using a variety of approaches, including making high blood pressure control a priority; using evidence-based treatment guidelines and protocols; using health care teams to increase the frequency of contact with patients; implementing consistent, strategic use of electronic health records that include clinical decision support tools, patient reminders, and registry functionality; staying engaged with patients by offering free blood pressure checks and implementing the use of a patient navigator or care coordinator.
Watch & listen as the CDC Director recognizes the 2015 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions.
As a national Million Hearts® partner, NACDD is committed to assisting states as they align their efforts with the Million Hearts® initiative. NACDD supports CDC and Million Hearts® in their efforts to promote the Champions, as many are located in your communities. This is an opportunity to share how evidence-based strategies and system changes can play an important role in controlling high blood pressure.
NACDD is also pleased that many Champions are located in states that have held NACDD Million Hearts® Stakeholder Workshops (NM, MI, MO, TX, CA, PA, CO, IL, AZ, WI) and we commend these states for bringing together their many partners to address cardiovascular health.
Again, we commend the Champions on their impressive efforts and we look forward to continuing to work with CDC, our many national partners, and our members to support this important initiative to improve the health of our nation.