Tools

Use these tools to enhance your heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment efforts and support Million Hearts® goals in your everyday work.

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Hypertension Control Change Package for Clinicians

Improve your hypertension control process with this easy-to-follow guide.

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Heart Age Calculator

What is heart age? An easier way to talk about risk for heart attack and stroke.

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Hypertension Prevalence Estimator Tool

Calculate the expected percentage of patients with hypertension in your health system or practice.

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Heart 360

This online tool helps you track and manage your heart health and provides helpful advice and information.

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Heart Attack Risk Calculator

Discover your 10-year risk of heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease—and what you can do about it.

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My Life Check®

In just a few minutes, you can learn the state of your heart and what you can do to live a better life.

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Provider Tools

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Improving Your Practice

Hypertension Treatment Protocols

Use standardized treatment protocols to improve hypertension care delivery and patients' blood pressure control. Explore featured protocols or create your own.

Million Hearts® Action Guides

Three guides for clinicians offer evidence-based strategies for improving hypertension control. Each guide offers action steps and features proven tactics to help more Americans make blood pressure control their goal.

Hypertension Prevalence Estimator Tool

Comparing a health system’s or practice’s calculated hypertension prevalence to the expected hypertension prevalence, generated by this interactive tool, can help clinicians identify potential patients with undiagnosed hypertension.

Working with Patients

Patient Visit Checklist: Supporting Your Patients with High Blood Pressure

Effective provider-patient communication improves health outcomes and saves time. Use this checklist with sample questions to communicate better with your patients during every visit.

Improving Medication Adherence Among Patients with Hypertension

Medication adherence is critical to successful hypertension control for most patients.

Pocket Blood Pressure Discussion Tool

Quick tips and conversation starters—in a convenient pocket size—helps you maximize time spent with patients on the topic of blood pressure.

Video: Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring to Control Hypertension

This Medscape video highlights ways health care providers can help patients manage hypertension. (To view the video, you may have to register with Medscape.)

High Blood Pressure: Medicines to Help You

This booklet from the Food and Drug Administration's Office on Women's Health lists every medicine approved to treat high blood pressure, along with side effects, warnings, and other information. The booklet is designed to initiate conversations between providers and patients.

Know Stroke. Know the Signs.Act in Time.
Ataque cerebral: conozca los síntomas y actúe a tiempo

This boxed toolkit available in English and Spanish has everything you need to educate your patients about the signs of stroke and the importance of calling 911 right away.

Additional Resources

Searchable Library for Hypertension Tools and Resources

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has compiled nearly 300 tools and resources to help you improve hypertension identification and control in your practice or community.

Hypertension Prevention, Treatment, Control, and Sodium Reduction Policy

This education module provides an overview of hypertension, its impact on population health, its connection to sodium, and community- and population-based changes to promote prevention.

Communities Putting Prevention to Work Online Resource Center

This online resource provides tools to support environmental changes that make healthy living easier, including webinars, model policies, toolkits, databases, fact sheets, and more.

Tools for Your Patients

Visit Learn & Prevent to find more easy-to-understand information about heart disease and stroke that you can share with your patients.

Cardiovascular Health

Heart Age Calculator

What is heart age? An easier way to talk about risk for heart attack and stroke. Encourage your patients to know their heart age.

ABCS for Heart Health
Cuatro pasos adelante

This easy-to-understand fact sheet about the ABCS of heart health (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation) is available in English and Spanish.

High Blood Pressure

Videos about Blood Pressure Basics

Watch these videos to find out what hypertension is, why you should care, and what you can do about it.

How to Make Control Your Goal
Cómo apoyar a un ser querido con presión arterial alta

Share these hypertension control tip sheets with your patients to encourage them to make control their goal.

Supporting Your Loved One with High Blood Pressure
Cómo apoyar a un ser querido con presión arterial alta

Caregivers and family members play an important role in keeping hypertension under control.

High Blood Pressure Medications and You Infographic

This easy-to-read infographic from the Food and Drug Administration explains hypertension medications and their role in reducing blood pressure.

Blood Pressure Wallet Card

Encourage your patients to track their progress and share results with you regularly.

My Blood Pressure Journal

Help patients learn how to manage and control their high blood pressure using this daily journal.

Fotonovelas and Promotora Guides

These comic book-style resources for English and Spanish speakers include an accompanying guide for community health workers and lay health educators.

How to Control Your Hypertension: Learning to Control Sodium Intake
Cómo controlar su hipertensión: Aprenda a controlar su consumo de sodio

How to Control Your Fat and Cholesterol: How to Control Your Cholesterol Numbers
Cómo controlar la grasa y el colesterol: Aprenda a controlar sus niveles de colesterol

Healthy Lifestyle

Million Hearts® Recipes and Lifestyle Resource Center

The resource center features lower-sodium, heart-healthy recipes and family-friendly meal plans.

Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)

This healthy eating plan from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute can help keep blood pressure under control.

Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults
Manténgase activo a su manera: guía para adultos

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provide science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 years and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity.

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