Health IT Million Hearts®
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) created the guide to help improve performance on targets like hypertension control. It provides …
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Healthy Is Strong Million Hearts®
(6 days ago) Talk to your health care professionals, learn about heart health, and share what you know with your friends, neighbors, and loved ones. Talk. Protect your future—and the ones you love—by starting or continuing a conversation with your health …
Million Hearts® Hospitals & Health Systems Recognition
(3 days ago) Hospitals and health systems are critical to the overall cardiovascular health of the population. Whether migrating toward value-based reimbursement or simply striving for a significant impact by reducing the devastating effects of heart attacks and strokes, hospitals and other clinical organizations can improve cardiovascular health …
Million Hearts ® Hospitals / Health Systems Recognition
(Just Now) Innovating for Health. The program is an opportunity for Million Hearts ® to acknowledge and commend the efforts of clinical institutions in reducing heart attacks and stroke. The Million Hearts ® Hospitals or Health Systems Recognition Program is now open to hospitals and health systems. Applicants may range from health systems with multiple
Tools Million Hearts®
(6 days ago) The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has compiled more than 400 tools and resources to help you improve hypertension identification and control in your practice or community. Search the library external icon. Community Health Online Resource Center
Million Hearts Healthy is Strong Healthy Get-Together
(7 days ago) heart health during a family reunion, community block party, or other fun event. @ [Insert Healthy Get-Together or organization’s event title] on [insert date] Hello [insert name], As part of this year’s [insert event type-family reunion, block party, BBQ, etc.] on [insert date/time] we have decided to make heart health …
Hypertension Control: Action Steps for Clinicians
(2 days ago) United States, the Department of Health and Human . Services launched Million Hearts®. The goal of this ini-tiative is to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017 by implementing proven and effective interventions in clinical settings and communities. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organiza-
To reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke
(3 days ago) Tell your health care professional if the medicine makes you feel bad. Your health care team can suggest different ways to reduce side effects or recommend another medicine that may have fewer side effects. The doctor is not the only health care professional who can help you follow the ABCS. Nurses, pharmacists, community health workers, health
Element Associated with Effective Adoption and Use of a
(3 days ago) electronic health record system. Who use tobacco and receive an evidence-based tobacco cessation intervention. Use electronic health records to query and analyze information on clinical performance. Provide regular and timely feedback on performance to the entire health care team. Review performance data with team members regularly
Protocol for Controlling Hypertension in Adults
(1 days ago) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; 2013. Other Resources Sacks FM, Svetkey LP, Vollmer WM, et al. Effects on blood pressure of reduced dietary sodium and the Dietary Approaches to
Spotlight: Eisenhower Health Million Hearts®
(5 days ago) Eisenhower Health is also implementing strategies from the Million Hearts ® Hypertension Control Change Package in an effort to improve hypertension control among their patients aged 35–64. It is through efforts such as these that we believe heart attacks and strokes can be prevented, and we applaud Eisenhower’s efforts and strong
Spotlight: HopeHealth Million Hearts®
(8 days ago) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is thrilled to recognize HopeHealth external icon of Florence, South Carolina, as a Million Hearts ® Health System.. HopeHealth, founded in 1991, is a leader in providing affordable, integrated health care and infectious disease services for people of all ages in Aiken, Florence, Clarendon, Orangeburg, and Williamsburg …
Spotlight: New Hanover Regional Medical Center Million
(9 days ago) NHRMC’s support for its 7,500 employees’ heart health includes nutrition and fitness classes offered at its onsite fitness center, an onsite staff health clinic, and quarterly tobacco cessation classes. Approximately 1,400 patients are enrolled in NHRMC’s healthy lifestyle plan where they enjoy $0 co-pay on all medications related to
COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease Toolkit Million Hearts®
(1 days ago) Public health officials are now warning about the relationship between COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease. Not only have there been more deaths from cardiovascular disease during the pandemic, but people who have serious heart conditions are also at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. 1,2. This toolkit includes tools approved by CDC
MY PERSONAL HEALTH PROGRESS
(2 days ago) MY PERSONAL HEALTH PROGRESS Strong men put their health first. Did you know that nearly 50 percent of African American men have a risk factor that can lead to heart attack or stroke? Simple changes− like taking medication as prescribed, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise− can make a big difference in improving your health.
Caring for Underserved Populations
(6 days ago) multidisciplinary health center, offering services in women’s health, optometry, podiatry, primary care, pediatrics, and dentistry. Within each discipline, the health care team checks patients’ blood pressure, helping ensure no cases of hypertension are left hiding in plain sight. The PCMH model ensures that the health care team
Cardiac Rehabilitation At A Glance Million Hearts®
(6 days ago) How do health systems eliminate barriers to cardiac rehabilitation participation and completion? The greatest predictor of participation is the strength of the physician’s recommendation. Reduce the interval between hospital discharge and cardiac rehab program orientation by formalizing enrollment practices.
Identifying and Treating Patients Who Use Tobacco
(Just Now) Tobacco dependence is a chronic health condition that often requires multiple, discrete interventions by a clinician, team of clinicians, or health systems. The 5 A’s brief intervention for treating tobacco dependence (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, and . Arrange. follow-up) is a useful way to understand and address tobacco dependence treatment and
Tobacco Use Million Hearts®
(8 days ago) The TCCP is a quality improvement tool to help health care professionals in outpatient, inpatient, and behavioral health settings, and public health professionals who partner with these groups. Protocols for Identifying and Treating Patients Who Use Tobacco Tobacco addiction is a chronic condition, often requiring multiple attempts to quit for
Supporting Your Patients with High Blood Pressure Visit
(2 days ago) ffective provider-patient communication improves health and saves time. Use this checklist as a guide during visits with patients working to control high . blood pressure. Explain the roles of each member of the health care team. Ask, “What is most important for you to accomplish during your visit today?” The answer helps set the agenda.
Together We’ve Got This: SMBP Monitoring for Hypertension
(Just Now) of mortality, hospitalizations, socioeconomic conditions, health care resources, risk factors, and more. AMA offers free CME courses on SMBP for students. Self-Measured Blood Pressure Essentials: Student Edition, a course from the American Medical Association
Fact Sheets Million Hearts®
(8 days ago) Community Health Workers and Million Hearts ® Los promotores de salud y la iniciativa Million Hearts ® Community health workers can play a key role in team-based care for patients with chronic diseases, particularly for individuals facing health disparities. View the fact sheet (English) pdf icon [PDF – 279 KB]
Tobacco Cessation Change Package Million Hearts®
(3 days ago) Health care practices should not attempt to implement all the interventions described in the TCCP at once, nor is it likely that all of these interventions will be applicable to every clinical setting. TCCP Format. The TCCP is composed of change concepts, change ideas, and tools and resources:
ABCS of Heart Health Million Hearts®
(3 days ago) What are the ABCS of heart health? A: Take aspirin as directed by your health care professional.. Ask your health care professional if aspirin can reduce your risk of having a heart attack or stroke.Be sure to tell your health care professional if you have a family history of heart disease or stroke, and mention your own medical history.
Reports Million Hearts®
(5 days ago) County Health Factors Associated with Avoidable Deaths from Cardiovascular Disease in the United States, 2006–2010 external icon Public Health Reports, May–June 2016. Changes in the Geographic Patterns of Heart Disease Mortality in the United States, 1973 to …
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Million Hearts®
(5 days ago) Register for the Million Hearts ® SMBP Forum external icon, an opportunity for clinical, public health, and community-based partners to exchange best and promising practices, identify solutions to common obstacles, and share resources to accelerate SMBP monitoring uptake.The Forum convenes online quarterly. E-mail questions about the Forum to [email protected]
Million Hearts e-Update American Heart Month, February 2021
(4 days ago) HRSA starts Heart Health Office Hours, a web-based learning series for the . general public. HRSA hosted its initial Heart Health Office Hours session titled “Are Hypertension Control Interventions That . Maximize Team-Based Care Effective?” on February 25th. This is the first in a quarterly series to support
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring
(7 days ago) Clinicians, public health practitioners, health care systems, and individuals can focus on strategies to improve blood pressure control and medication adherence in order to improve health outcomes for patients with HTN. 2,8. One strategy that is being promoted by numerous national and international health organizations is SMBP. 8,9
Hypertension Control Champions Toolkit Million Hearts®
(Just Now) Spread the word! With the support of health professionals like you, Million Hearts ® can raise awareness about the Hypertension Control Challenge and congratulate the 2020 Hypertension Control Champions.. Social Media Messages. Use the following sample social media messages to promote the 2020 Hypertension Control Champions through your personal or professional channels.
Estimated Hypertension Prevalence, Treatment, and Control
(1 days ago) Other health care professionals diagnose patients with hypertension if their blood pressure is consistently 130/80 mm Hg or higher. This limit is based on the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association’s (ACC/AHA) hypertension clinical practice guideline external icon that was released in 2017. 4
Estimated Hypertension Prevalence, Treatment, and Control
(8 days ago) National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 2015–2018. Definitions: ACC/AHA criteria adapted from Ritchey MD, Gillespie C, Wozniak G, Shay CM, Thompson-Paul AM, Loustalot F, et al. Potential need for expanded pharmacologic treatment and lifestyle modification services under the 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline.
Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring
(8 days ago) Current health insurance coverage for SMBP. The purpose of this guide is to facilitate the implementation of SMBP plus clinical support in four key areas: Preparing care teams to sup-port SMBP, selecting and incorporating clinical support systems, empowering patients, and encouraging health insurance coverage for
Success Story: Forming Trusting Relationships with High
(5 days ago) Zufall Health can also provide free medications to a limited number of patients who cannot afford them. Took steps for success. The steps that Zufall takes to improve patients’ blood pressure include: Training medical assistants in proper pressure-taking techniques, including having patients settle in before taking blood pressure and retaking
Success Story: Large Health Systems Use Multiple
(8 days ago) The health system staff created a step-by-step, evidence-based “care pathway” to outline patient-specific interventions and the role of each care team member in hypertension control. By September 2014, Presbyterian increased its hypertension control rate by 18 percentage points.
Tobacco Cessation Change Package
(8 days ago) The Tobacco Cessation Change Package was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with the purpose of . helping healthcare professionals in outpatient, inpatient, and behavioral health settings, as well as public health professionals who
Spotlight: The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical
(8 days ago) The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center is an excellent example of how a health system and the academic community can work together to prevent heart attacks and strokes. We applaud The Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center for its strong commitment to the cardiovascular health of their patients, students, employees, and
Success Story: Two Coordinated Health Care Teams Improve
(3 days ago) But two health care teams discovered ways to inspire patients to take their blood pressure medicines on time and in the right amount while improving overall care in the process. Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group , founded in 1923, is one of the oldest medical groups in …
Success Story: 2020 Hypertension Control Champions
(3 days ago) In October 2020, Million Hearts ® named 15 solo practitioners, health care practices, and community health centers as Hypertension Control Champions for achieving blood pressure control among at least 80% of their patients with hypertension.. On February 24, 2021, Million Hearts ® hosted a virtual event on Facebook to celebrate the achievements of the 2020 Champions.
Success Story: Leveraging Information Technology to
(8 days ago) The health care team answered questions about medicines, discussed diet and exercise, and counseled patients on how to adhere to their medicines. “This has to be convenient for the patient, and doctors can’t become the bottleneck in moving patients forward in their treatment,” said Dr. Garber.
Hypertension Control Champions Million Hearts®
(8 days ago) The Challenge is an opportunity for clinicians, practices, and health systems to demonstrate excellence in hypertension control. Hypertension Control Champions must reach 80% control rates among their hypertensive patients. There will be no Hypertension Control Challenge for 2021. Learn more about the Hypertension Control Challenge.
Success Story: FQHCs Remain Committed to Their Growing
(8 days ago) These health centers have taken steps to address populations at risk of high blood pressure through a variety of tactics. For example, Denver Health has partnered with the Center for African American Health’s Just Check It program to provide self-management support and health education to African Americans.
Success Story: FQHC Relies on Empowered Care Teams for
(5 days ago) The Challenge. Esperanza Health Centers external icon is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Chicago, Illinois, that cares for more than 23,000 patients, with the largest age group being between 18 and 44 years old. Patients are from a largely Spanish-speaking and immigrant demographic. One of the biggest barriers to hypertension control for Esperanza’s patients is the cost …
The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Control Hypertension
(6 days ago) health insurers, patient care, research, public health, and the pharmaceutical industry can play. While we normally look to the health care sector to combat chronic diseases, the high burden of hypertension requires us to expand our . partnerships across settings to maximize our collective influence. I …
Success Story: An FQHC Delivers Culturally Appropriate
(8 days ago) International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving a largely Asian and Pacific Islander patient population at seven locations around the greater Seattle, Washington, area. Interim Medical Director Lucy Sutphen, MD, explained that people in this cultural group traditionally have healthy diets.
Hypertension Control Champions Success Stories Million
(8 days ago) The Hypertension Control Champions’ success stories provide valuable lessons for other practices and systems that want to help patients achieve blood pressure control and reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. Use this filter to sort through the successful strategies found in the Champions’ stories. This filtering area contains options
Success Story: Tennessee Providers Use Evidence-Based
(3 days ago) Many health care providers, practices, and systems across Tennessee and the nation are focusing on blood pressure control. This challenging effort requires engagement from patients and family members or caregivers as well as teamwork from doctors, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, community health workers, and other professionals.
(9 days ago) home health, and outpatient cardiac rehab programs boosts referral rates as well as participation rates and outcomes. Patients’ medical teams and families can support and encourage participation in cardiac rehab programs. Awareness campaigns should be aimed at people and caregivers. Only . 10% . of eligible patients with heart failure are
Success Story: Pawhuska Indian Health Center Achieves
(6 days ago) The Pawhuska Indian Health Center (PIHC) serves American Indians in the northeast region of Oklahoma. This patient population faces disproportionately high rates of chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure (also called hypertension), heart disease, and diabetes, increasing the importance for clinicians to effectively treat patients.