Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Health, Reaching for Equity
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An illustration of 10 people of various ages, genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities standing under a row of trees. The people are reaching for hearts that are in the trees. The hearts are from the Million Hearts® logo. Heading, People from Racial/Ethnic Minority Groups. Deliver medication therapy management, self-measured blood pressure monitoring, and other hypertension management in trusted spaces like barbershops, salons, and churches. Support polices that prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products, including menthol. Heading, Pregnant or Postpartum Women with Hypertension. Support widespread self-measured blood pressure monitoring use for hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Expand Medicaid for self-measured blood pressure monitoring devices and medications; one year postpartum coverage. Heading, People with Lower Incomes. Expand Medicaid for self-measured blood pressure monitoring devices and medications, and cardiac rehabilitation. Support self-measured blood pressure monitoring device loaner program. Heading, People Who Live in Rural Areas and Other “Access Desserts.” Support availability of robust virtual and remote models of cardiac rehabilitation. Support self-measured blood pressure monitoring use and related telehealth. Heading, People with Behavioral Health Issues Who Use Tobacco. Expand barrier-free Medicaid for tobacco cessation. Support integration of tobacco cessation treatment into mental health and substance use care.