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Who Can Participate?

  • Hospitals
  • Medical practices
  • Practitioners/Care teams
  • Health service organizations

How Does The Program Work?

  • 1. Customize a Plan

    After registration, an AHA field staff representative will work with you to create a customized implementation plan for improving patient blood pressures within your organization. As part of this process we encourage you to utilize the M.A.P. framework focusing attention on three key areas of blood pressure management. Some organizations see great improvements just by creating and publishing specified reports that encourage compliance. Others set up new practices around taking blood pressure readings that help prevent measurement errors in blood pressure measurement. AHA field staff will be able to share specific implementation practices or protocols that have had dramatic results. The plan you implement will be tailored for your organization. Target: BP supports you by offering:
    • tools, resources and improvement plans, including a customizable algorithm with proven efficacy;
    • best practices and success stories from other Target: BP participants; and
    • easy-to-use tools and resources to help your patients better understand the importance of controlling blood pressure.
  • 2. Measure Improvement & Report Results

    Measuring improvement and making necessary modifications to a plan is key to any quality improvement process. Our AHA field staff will support ongoing measurement and provide guidance on data reporting.
  • 3. Strive for Recognition

    Target: BP will nationally recognize those with superior performance. There are two levels to our recognition program, which began in 2017. Learn more about the recognition program.