Hypertension Resources for Health Professionals

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Use this information for health care professionals and patients to support hypertension prevention and management and educate others.

Many resources are available for health professionals to support hypertension prevention and management and educate others. To support that effort, CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has put together the following sets of educational materials for health care professionals and patients.

Visit Million Hearts® for more resources designed for health professionals. Million Hearts® is a national initiative co-led by CDC and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Million Hearts® aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes within 5 years.

Success in Action: CDC’s 1815 Program
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CDC’s 1815 program supports all 50 states and the District of Columbia in heart disease and stroke prevention efforts. The 1815 program aids grantees in preventing and delaying diabetes as and cardiovascular diseases—partly through better adoption of hypertension management guidelines and practices. The program makes an impact in the fight against heart disease and stroke by improving monitoring and tracking, increasing the use of evidence-based guidelines, improving medication adherence, and encouraging healthy behaviors. Learn more about the 1815 program.