The latest prevalence estimates show that 46% of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. Despite the serious risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death, and the fact that we’ve made significant progress improving high blood pressure control rates in the US, blood pressure control remains far from ideal.
It’s time to fight back harder, with better tools—including the practical, evidence-based steps this program offers.
“This program is simple and straightforward—and it works.”
You Can Make a Difference
By using an evidence-based protocol to guide the way you and your team assess and treat people with high blood pressure, following clinical best practices, and enabling patient self-measurement where appropriate, you can have an impact on one of the biggest health challenges we face today.
Measure, Act, Partner.
Focusing on three critical areas—measuring blood pressure accurately; acting rapidly with a clear treatment plan; and partnering with patients to enable ongoing self-management—could help your patients get their blood pressure (BP) under control and keep it there.
Enable Patient Self‑Measurement
Enable Self-measured BP (SMBP) for your patients. Patients can take an active role in their treatment by monitoring their own BP readings outside of the clinical setting. SMBP can also help you better diagnose high BP and effectively manage patients.
Improving Patients’ Quality of Care
Following evidence-based treatment protocols, together with your clinical judgment and understanding of a patient’s unique needs, can help you get your patient’s BP under control. Improving BP control lowers risk of heart attack, stroke, and death.
The challenge is clear—yet changes can be difficult to make. With this in mind, the Target: BP Improvement Program was designed as a team-based solution that can be implemented with minimal disruption to your existing workflow.
Once you’re up and running, join the Recognition Program to be recognized for your efforts.
“Enabling the patient to realize that they are in control and can take care of themselves…is life-changing.”