The application period for the 2018 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge has ended. Many health care providers, practices, and systems submitted applications for the 2018 Challenge. These individuals and organizations have prioritized hypertension control, helping their patients live free of heart attacks and strokes and adding to the Million Hearts® aim of at least 1 million fewer cardiovascular events by 2022.
The 2018 Hypertension Control Champions will be announced in the fall.
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.