The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Million Hearts(r) recently announced this year's Hypertension Control Champions. Eighteen Champions ranging from small practices to large health systems were recognized for their success in helping patients keep their blood pressure under control.
All of the Champions met-and many exceeded-the goal of blood pressure control for at least 70% of their adult patients with hypertension. They succeeded by making control a priority and by implementing evidence-based strategies such as guideline-based treatment protocols, patient communication, and health care team approaches. You can see the full list of Champions on the Million Hearts(r) website, along with content you can use to promote the Champions and share with your stakeholders.
Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. To reach this ambitious goal, Million Hearts has brought and continues to bring together existing efforts and new programs to improve community health.
The CDC Million Hearts® Collaboration coordinates and disseminates priority messages and strategies related to the Million Hearts initiative. The American Heart Association and the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention are co-leading the Collaboration, which includes the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors with its Cardiovascular Health Council, and the National Association of County and City Health Officials.
Million Hearts Resources
With our CDC Million Hearts Collaboration partners and National Forum members, the National Forum created tools and resources organizations can use to advance the Million Hearts goal to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Visit any item for insight and guidance on how best to implement the ABCS (appropriate Aspirin Use, Blood pressure, Cholesterol control, and Smoking cessation) of heart disease and stroke prevention.
Become a Million Hearts Partner
The National Forum is a proud partner of the Million Hearts initiative, as are 27 of the National Forum’s members. The National Forum encourages all of its members to become Million Hearts Partners, and we are available to assist you in the application process.