“Target: BP,” an initiative launched by the American Medical Association in partnership with the American Heart Association, is working with QIN-QIOs to raise awareness about the importance of controlling and accurately measuring high blood pressure among primary care practices.
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. HSAG—the QIN-QIO for Arizona, California, Florida, Ohio and the U.S. Virgin Islands—recently hosted a joint webinar with the American Cancer Society to highlight best practices for launching successful tobacco cessation initiatives.
A recent webinar organized by HealthInsight—the QIN-QIO for Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah—highlighted how motivational interviewing has contributed to positive health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions.
The TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) is using the American Heart Association’s Check.Change.Control blood pressure program to help lower blood pressure within the St. Louis area. The program brings together local participants to talk about blood pressure and how to better monitor and manage it.
Mountain-Pacific Quality Health Foundation’s interactive and social program – enhanced with community partnerships – has engaged native populations in Hawaii, Alaska, and Wyoming in improving their cardiac health.
Well over 300,000 Native Americans in Oklahoma live on tribally-owned land, with many in primarily rural areas, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Native Americans also have some of the highest rates of heart disease since they are less likely to seek medical care at the early stages of illness.
Known as the “silent killer,” high blood pressure often goes undetected until it causes heart disease or a stroke. One of the ways to reduce the severe health consequences of high blood pressure is by educating patients about the risks.
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