Resources for Health Care Professionals

American Heart Month 2022

Feeling the pressure? We can help. Blood pressure control is possible.

As a health care professional or clinician, you are very aware of the dangers of hypertension. It can increase a person’s risk for heart disease and stroke and negatively affect other health outcomes.

Who Should Use This Toolkit?

This toolkit is designed for health care professionals and clinicians to help support their patients’ hypertension control.

These resources can help your clinical team implement protocols, use data to improve health outcomes, and be inspired by other practices’ success stories.

How Do I Use This Toolkit?

Clinical Tools and Resources

Explore various types of tools, guides, and success stories that can help you support your health care team and patients in hypertension control.

Lifestyle Changes
Health Equity
  • Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Medications
    Download and share the strategies presented in this Best Practices Guide that focus on reducing medication costs for patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia.
  • Grady Implementation Guide
    This implementation guide for public health practitioners and health care professionals is based on the Grady Heart Failure Program. The guide provides a detailed description of an effective intervention to address health disparities among heart failure patients.
Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring
Medication Adherence
Standardizing and Improving Patient Care
Identifying Patients With Hypertension

Spread the Word

Share the following social media messages with your followers.

Cardiovascular disease (#CVD) isn’t exclusive to older adults. Data show that CVD and CVD mortality are increasing among younger populations. Explore change packages, best practice guides, and other tools from CDC to help your team support CVD patients of all ages this #HeartMonth. cdc.gov/heartmonth

No matter where you’re from or where you are, you can take steps toward heart health. Get shareable, evidence-based resources from CDC to help you manage cardiovascular disease (#CVD) in your practice. cdc.gov/heartmonth #HeartMonth

1 in every 3 deaths in the United States is related to cardiovascular disease. Explore CDC’s #HeartMonth toolkits for evidence-based resources to support heart health in your practice. cdc.gov/heartmonth

Only about 1 in 4 adults with #hypertension have their condition under control. The Million Hearts [tag] Hypertension Control Change Package can help improve patient #BloodPressure control with practice- and evidence-based resources. https://bit.ly/2Net7xYexternal icon #HeartMonth

When it comes to talking to your patients about their #HeartHealth, remember the ABCS: Aspirin, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, Smoking cessation. Start the conversation about lowering risk for #HeartDisease. https://bit.ly/37XbNJBexternal icon #HeartMonth

It’s a common misconception that cardiovascular disease (#CVD) occurs only in older adults—but data show that younger populations are increasingly affected by CVD. Help improve heart health in your patients w/ #HeartMonth resources from @CDCHeart_Stroke. www.cdc.gov/heartmonth

Disparities in cardiovascular disease (#CVD) prevention, detection, and control persist among non-Hispanic Blacks and other minority groups. Use hypertension toolkits from @CDCHeart_Stroke to help address #HealthEquity in your practice. www.cdc.gov/heartmonth #HeartMonth

#Hypertension control is within reach. With your support, self-measured #BloodPressure (SMBP) monitoring can help patients control hypertension. Use these evidence-based tools from @MillionHeartsUS to implement SMBP in your practice. https://bit.ly/34XsYclexternal icon #HeartMonth

Only about 1 in 4 adults with #hypertension have their condition under control. The @MillionHeartsUS Hypertension Control Change Package can help improve patient #BloodPressure control with practice- and evidence-based resources. https://bit.ly/2Net7xYexternal icon #HeartMonth

When it comes to talking to your patients about their #HeartHealth, remember the ABCS: Aspirin, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, Smoking cessation. Start the conversation about lowering risk for #HeartDisease. https://bit.ly/37XbNJBexternal icon #HeartMonth

Social Media Graphics

Download these cardiovascular disease and hypertension graphics to share on your social media accounts with your colleagues and staff.

Take Charge of Hypertension

Review and share our materials for public health professionals to help your communities control hypertension.

Download our hypertension control resources for you to share with individuals and patients in your practice.