Undiagnosed Hypertension Partner Toolkit

Are your patients “hiding in plain sight”?

About 75 million Americans—nearly one in three adults—have hypertension, and almost half do not have the condition under control. Many Americans with hypertension visit their health care providers regularly but remain undiagnosed.

Million Hearts® has made blood pressure control a critical national priority and has developed clinician and patient resources to help you find patients with hypertension who are hiding in plain sight in your system or practice.

You can help raise awareness among your colleagues and patients who may be hiding in plain sight: Share messages on social media, add an announcement to your e-newsletter, or include a badge in your e-signature. We’ve provided drop-in content below to make it as easy as copying and pasting.

Social Media

Share messages and materials right from the Million Hearts® social pages:

Post the following sample messages and graphics on your own social pages.

Social Graphics

Click on each graphic to save it for sharing.

Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

11 million people with uncontrolled hypertension don't know they have it and are not being treated. Are your patients hiding in plain sight?

Many Americans with hypertension visit their health care provider regularly but remain undiagnosed. Are your patients hiding in plain sight?

Health care teams nationwide are finding undiagnosed hypertensive patients in their practices. Are your patients hiding in plain sight?

You won't know what you're missing if you're not part of Million Hearts Hiding in Plain Sight. Central Valley Health Network.

Million Hearts Hiding in Plain Sight shows the power of health information technology to find care gaps. Kentucky Health Center Network.

Twitter

11 million people with uncontrolled hypertension don't know they have it and are not being treated. Are your patients hiding in plain sight?

Many Americans with hypertension visit their health care provider regularly but remain undiagnosed. Are your patients hiding in plain sight?

Health care teams nationwide are finding undiagnosed hypertensive patients in their practices. Are your patients hiding in plain sight?

You won't know what you're missing if you're not part of Million Hearts Hiding in Plain Sight. Central Valley Health Network.

Million Hearts Hiding in Plain Sight shows the power of health information technology to find care gaps. Kentucky Health Center Network.

Sample Messages

Facebook

  • About 11 million Americans with uncontrolled hypertension don’t know they have it and are not receiving treatment. Watch this video from Million Hearts [tag] to learn how you can find patients “hiding in plain sight” in your system or practice. #PlainSight http://bit.ly/1pd8jsXexternal icon
  • More than 75 million people in the U.S. have high blood pressure, but new data show that about 11 million remain unaware and untreated. Watch this video from Million Hearts [tag] to learn how you can find undiagnosed hypertensive patients hiding in plain sight. #PlainSight http://bit.ly/1pd8jsXexternal icon
  • How can you find patients with potentially undiagnosed hypertension in your system or practice? Follow these 4 steps from Million Hearts [tag]. #PlainSight http://go.usa.gov/cfuxFexternal icon
  • Health care teams across the country are developing ways to find undiagnosed hypertension in their patients. Find out more from Million Hearts [tag]. #PlainSight http://go.usa.gov/cfuxFexternal icon
  • Many Americans with uncontrolled hypertension are receiving health care but remain undiagnosed. Could your patients be among them? Find out by using the Million Hearts [tag] Hypertension Prevalence Estimator Tool. #PlainSight https://bit.ly/23e4Qthexternal icon
  • Millions of people with uncontrolled hypertension are seen each year—but remain undiagnosed. It is likely that hypertensive patients are hiding in plain sight within your system or practice. Find out with tools from Million Hearts [tag]. #PlainSight https://bit.ly/23e4Qthexternal icon

Twitter

e-Signature

Add the Hiding in Plain Sight badge to your e-mail signature.

  1. Copy the image to your local computer.
  2. Open the signature option in your email program.
  3. Copy and paste the image into your signature.
  4. Save and exit.

Newsletter Announcement

Add this text to your e-newsletter, blog, or other publications to educate people about the Hiding in Plain Sight initiative.

Treating patients with uncontrolled hypertension dramatically reduces their risk of a heart attack or stroke. Many Americans with hypertension visit their health care providers regularly but remain undiagnosed. Million Hearts® has made blood pressure control a critical national priority and has developed clinician and patient resources to help you find patients with hypertension who are “hiding in plain sight” in your system or practice. Visit the Million Hearts® websiteexternal icon for more information.

Additional Resources

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Page last reviewed: October 23, 2019