Hypertension Control Exemplars 2021

Successful Innovations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of unprecedented health care challenges, Million Hearts® paused its annual Hypertension Control Champions recognition program in favor of identifying Hypertension Control Exemplars: health care practices, community health centers, and supporting health care organizations that demonstrated excellence in prioritizing and improving hypertension control during the pandemic.1

Million Hearts® is recognizing these Exemplars to acknowledge their dedication and ingenuity in addressing patients’ blood pressure needs, celebrate the impact they had on blood pressure outcomes, and demonstrate what unique hypertension management strategies are possible during a public health emergency. Many of the adaptions made by the Exemplars can and will be continued during non-crisis times and add important insights into creative solutions to long standing problems, such as improving hypertension control.

Click on each Exemplar to learn more about the innovative ways they used diverse approaches to help maintain patients’ hypertension control during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  1. Abbas A, Hannan J, Stolp H, Coronado F, Sperling LS. Commitment to Hypertension Control During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Million Hearts Initiative Exemplars. Prev Chronic Dis. 2022;19:E47. Published 2022 Aug 4. doi:10.5888/pcd19.210439