Million Hearts® is accepting applications for the 2018 Hypertension Control Challenge from February 20, 2018, through April 6, 2018.
Many practices and systems work with their patients to achieve blood pressure control. The 2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge will identify clinicians, clinical practices, and health systems that have exceptional rates of hypertension control.
Health professionals, practices, and health systems that have achieved hypertension control rates of at least 80% are eligible to enter the 2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge. The submission deadline is April 6, 2018.
You can be a part of this effort. Use the resources below to promote and share the 2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge across your networks.
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Has your practice or health system successfully worked with patients to reduce high blood pressure and improve heart health? If so, you might be a 2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion! If you have achieved a blood pressure control rate of at least 80 percent for your patient population with hypertension, please share your success story and enter the 2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge by April 6, 2018.
Visit our website for more information about the 2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge. Together, we can improve blood pressure control nationwide and ultimately save lives by preventing heart attacks and strokes.
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Since 2012, Million Hearts® has recognized 83 Hypertension Control Champions that serve a total of more than 13 million adults. These health care providers, practices, and systems used innovations in health information technology and electronic health records, patient communication, and health care team approaches to achieve blood pressure control for their patients. These Champions represented a range of small and large, urban and rural, and private, federal, and tribal health practices and systems.