Hypertension Tools and Training

Guidelines and Recommendations

Million Hearts®

Learn more about hypertension control resourcesexternal icon and success strategiesexternal icon for clinicians from the Million Hearts® Initiative.

Tools

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Use these tools and training resources to help your practice achieve hypertension control for your patients.

Training

  • Roadmap for State Program Planning
    A Web-based resource for training and information to help build the competencies needed by state Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) Program coordinators. It provides suggested steps for carrying out requirements of the HDSP Program, as well as easy online access to training, tools, and other resources needed for successful program development and implementation. The Roadmap offers information on key areas of programmatic activities for developing and implementing a heart disease and stroke prevention program.
  • A Community Health Worker Training Resource
    An evidence-based, plain-language training resource and reference for CHWs, as well as a curriculum that health educators, nurses, and other instructors can use to train CHWs. The updated resource has 15 chapters that show how CHWs can help individuals prevent or manage heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, depression and stress, and other lifestyle risk factors. Also included are sections about working with children and teens and helping individuals talk to their doctor and take medicines properly.

Other Publications

  • Potential need for expanded pharmacologic treatment and lifestyle modification services under the 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guidelineexternal icon
    Abstract: “Application of the 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline expands the number of US adults requiring blood pressure (BP) management. The authors use 2011‐2014 NHANES data to describe the population groups most affected by the new guideline, compared with the previous JNC‐7 guideline, and describe the previous interaction with the health care sector among those adults recommended new or intensified pharmacologic treatment and/or lifestyle modification.”
  • Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring Action Guidesexternal icon
    Clinicians, public health practitioners, health care systems, and individuals can focus on disease management strategies to improve blood pressure control to improve health outcomes for patients with hypertension. Self-measured blood pressuring monitoring (SMBP) is one such strategy that is being promoted by Million Hearts® and numerous national and international health organizations. The SMBP guide provides guidance and resources for public health practitioners on the integration of self-measured blood pressure monitoring with clinical feedback into chronic disease prevention efforts.