The Utah Million Hearts Coalition, in conjunction with the national Centers for Disease Control Million Hearts® initiative, aims to prevent heart attacks and strokes by improving blood pressure measurement and control. The coalition is working toward this goal by encouraging and recognizing excellence in hypertension management. The current focus is on improving the accuracy of blood pressure measurement in Utah.
High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke in the United States, and contributes to almost 350,000 deaths annually. Measuring blood pressure accurately is the first step in improving hypertension management.
Do you measure blood pressure? Assess your clinic then use the available resources and tools in the links to help your clinic achieve excellence in hypertension management.
Assess Your Clinic:Click here to take our blood pressure assessment and create an action plan for your clinic.
For more information on how to get the most accurate blood pressure reading, ways to develop a patient self-monitoring program, creating office policies and procedures, and to find patient resources check out the links on the right.
Be Recognized for Your Work
The Utah Million Hearts Coalition wants to recognize clinics in Utah for meeting the highest standards of clinical blood pressure control or substantial improvement in control rates. Apply for the Excellence in Blood Pressure Control Award between Feb 1, 2017 and April 1, 2017. We plan to announce award recipients on June 1, 2017