Hypertension Control Challenge

The 2022 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is now closed. Check back later for updates on our 2022 Champions.

Congratulations, 2020 Champions!

Million Hearts® has recognized 15 solo practitioners, health care practices, and community health centers as 2020 Hypertension Control Champions. In their work, these Champions were able to achieve blood pressure control for at least 80% of their adult patients with hypertension. Together, the 2020 Champions cared for more than 200,000 adults.

About the Challenge

The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge identifies clinicians and practices that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in working with their patients to control hypertension. This year, we will be recognizing those who achieved blood pressure control (blood pressure reading below 140 mm Hg/90 mm Hg) among 80% of their hypertensive population aged 18–85 years.

The Challenge is open to private clinicians and medical practices located in the United States. Strategies used by Champions that support hypertension control may be written into a success story and posted on this website.

As of 2020, CDC has recognized 133 Hypertension Control Champions across 40 states and the District of Columbia.

There was no Hypertension Control Challenge for 2021. Learn about how the Million Hearts® 2021 Hypertension Control Exemplars implemented successful innovations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Page last reviewed: September 1, 2022