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NACDD Congratulates the 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions

Tuesday, February 24, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julia Schneider

NACDD Congratulates the 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions

Today, the recipients of the 2014 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge Champions have been recognized. This list is comprised of thirty Champions from public and private health care practices and systems across the country that have demonstrated success in helping patients control high blood pressure.

These health care professionals and their teams achieved blood pressure control for at least 70% of their patients with hypertension through several strategies, including the use of health information technology and electronic health records, patient communication, and health care team approaches. There is strong evidence that when providers use these tools to focus on hypertension control, substantial change can be made quickly.

A full list of the Champions and resources can be found on the Million Hearts® website. All materials have been cleared for public use and dissemination. NACDD supports CDC and Million Hearts® in their efforts to share this great work and 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) and we commend these states for bringing together their many partners to address cardiovascular health.

NACDD will be working with Connecticut, Nevada, and Utah this Spring to assist them in implementing a Million Hearts® Stakeholders Workshop. As a national Million Hearts® partner, NACDD is committed to assisting states as they align their efforts with the Million Hearts® initiative.

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.

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