Institute of Medicine Report (IOM) Finds Population Based Efforts Needed for Prevention and Control of Hypertension

Hypertension IOM report cover.

Hypertension (high blood pressure), the most common primary diagnosis in America, is one of the major risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

In the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, A Population-Based Policy and Systems Change Approach to Prevent and Control Hypertension, the IOM (now the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicineexternal icon) outlined the need for a population based approach to and policy intervention to address hypertension in the United States.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, asked the IOM to bring together an expert committee to review available public health strategies for reducing and controlling hypertension in the U.S. population, including both science-based and practice-based knowledge.

Read more detailed information about the IOM Report on Hypertensionexternal icon.

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