Use these tools to enhance your heart disease and stroke prevention and treatment efforts and support Million Hearts® goals in your everyday work.
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Use standardized treatment protocols to improve hypertension care delivery and patients' blood pressure control. Explore featured protocols or create your own.
Three guides for clinicians offer evidence-based strategies for improving hypertension control. Each guide offers action steps and features proven tactics to help more Americans make blood pressure control their goal.
Comparing a health system’s or practice’s calculated hypertension prevalence to the expected hypertension prevalence, generated by this interactive tool, can help clinicians identify potential patients with undiagnosed hypertension.
Effective provider-patient communication improves health outcomes and saves time. Use this checklist with sample questions to communicate better with your patients during every visit.
Medication adherence is critical to successful hypertension control for most patients.
Quick tips and conversation starters—in a convenient pocket size—helps you maximize time spent with patients on the topic of blood pressure.
This Medscape video highlights ways health care providers can help patients manage hypertension. (To view the video, you may have to register with Medscape.)
This booklet from the Food and Drug Administration's Office on Women's Health lists every medicine approved to treat high blood pressure, along with side effects, warnings, and other information. The booklet is designed to initiate conversations between providers and patients.
This boxed toolkit available in English and Spanish has everything you need to educate your patients about the signs of stroke and the importance of calling 911 right away.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials has compiled nearly 300 tools and resources to help you improve hypertension identification and control in your practice or community.
This education module provides an overview of hypertension, its impact on population health, its connection to sodium, and community- and population-based changes to promote prevention.
This online resource provides tools to support environmental changes that make healthy living easier, including webinars, model policies, toolkits, databases, fact sheets, and more.
Visit Learn & Prevent to find more easy-to-understand information about heart disease and stroke that you can share with your patients.
What is heart age? An easier way to talk about risk for heart attack and stroke. Encourage your patients to know their heart age.
This easy-to-understand fact sheet about the ABCS of heart health (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation) is available in English and Spanish.
Watch these videos to find out what hypertension is, why you should care, and what you can do about it.
Share these hypertension control tip sheets with your patients to encourage them to make control their goal.
Caregivers and family members play an important role in keeping hypertension under control.
This easy-to-read infographic from the Food and Drug Administration explains hypertension medications and their role in reducing blood pressure.
Encourage your patients to track their progress and share results with you regularly.
Help patients learn how to manage and control their high blood pressure using this daily journal.
These comic book-style resources for English and Spanish speakers include an accompanying guide for community health workers and lay health educators.
The resource center features lower-sodium, heart-healthy recipes and family-friendly meal plans.
This healthy eating plan from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute can help keep blood pressure under control.
The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans provide science-based guidance to help Americans aged 6 years and older improve their health through appropriate physical activity.