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.
Congratulations 2017 Champions!
The Utah Million Hearts Coalition recognizes 46 primary care clinics in 2017 as champions in blood pressure measurement and control. These clinics have met the highest standards of blood pressure measurement and control through proven evidence-based strategies, such as patient education on how lifestyle choices impact blood pressure, precise measurement of blood pressure, engaging patients with a treatment plan to improve medication adherence, fully utilizing the electronic health record for hypertension care and working as a team to ensure positive outcomes for patients with hypertension.
Begin planning now to apply for next year's award! Your clinic can work toward becoming a Utah Million Hearts Coalition recognized champion by utilizing the resources available through the Utah Million Hearts Coalition and the national Million Hearts Initiative.