Tools & Downloads

These tools and resources are designed to help your practice improve blood pressure control for all of your patients. Resources include interactive tools, fact sheets, podcasts, webinars, and videos, along with handouts you can give your patients.

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Diagnose High BP

BP Positioning Challenge

Find the common positioning errors.

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In-office Measuring Blood Pressure Infographic

Displays best practices for measuring BP accurately along with the potential impact of incorrect positioning.

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In-office Measuring Blood Pressure Infographic (poster)

Displays best practices for measuring BP accurately along with the potential impact of incorrect positioning.

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Steps to Accurately Measure Blood Pressure

Educates clinicians on how to correctly take an in-office blood pressure measurement.

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Technique Quick Check

Resource for determining if clinicians take blood pressure measurements the right way and the same way every time.

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Understand Your BP Numbers

Chart helps patients understand what blood pressure category they fall within.

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What is High Blood Pressure?

Provides an overview of high blood pressure, including key statistics, risk factors, and treatment.

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What is High Blood Pressure? (en español)

Provides an overview of high blood pressure, including key statistics, risk factors, and treatment.

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Create & Update a Treatment Plan

Collaborative Communication Strategies to Manage Blood Pressure

Ways to collaborate with your patients to control BP, including five communication skills that may help improve engagement.

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How Do I Manage My Medicines?

Recommendations, including a template, to help patients adere to pharmacologic blood pressure treatment.

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor

Common questions patients have related to high blood pressure.

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Treatment Algorithm

Use this tool to review the recommended treatment for each BP category.

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What Is High Blood Pressure Medicine?

Provides an overview of high blood pressure medication options, adherence tips, and possible side effects.

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Monitor and Manage

7 Salty Myths Infographic

Dispels seven common myths related to sodium intake.

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Check.Change.Control® Tracker

Allows patients to track their own BP digitally and set reminders while you monitor their progress remotely.

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Consequences of High Blood Pressure

What are the consequences of uncontrolled high blood pressure?

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Effects of Excessive Sodium Infographic

Illustrates the connection between sodium intake and high blood pressure.

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Healthy For Good™

Healthy For Good™ is a movement that inspires people to improve their health through smart eating, increased activity and self-care.

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High Blood Pressure and Stroke

Explains the risks associated with high blood pressure and stroke.

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How Can I Monitor My Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Weight?

Understand common risk factors for heart disease and how to lower this risk.

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Life’s Simple 7

My Life Check®, designed by the American Heart Association, is a seven step list of lifestyle changes anyone can do to help improve their health.

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What Can I Do To Improve My High Blood Pressure?

Five lifestyle modifications for improving blood pressure in patients diagnosed with high blood pressure.

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Why Should I Limit Sodium?

Learn how sodium intake can be managed.

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Patient-Measured BP

SMBP Average Calculator

Track your patient's self-measured blood pressure measurements and automatically average the results.

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SMBP Device Accuracy Test

Verify that an SMBP device accurately measures a patient's blood pressure.

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SMBP Infographic

Steps to perform SMBP monitoring correctly which includes preparation, positioning, and measurement.

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SMBP Loaner Device Agreement

Agreement between the clinic and patient when a loaner device is used.

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SMBP Loaner Device Inventory Management

Track the status of your self-measured BP loaner devices.

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SMBP Patient Training Reference Guide

Training tool for clinicians to ensure patients understand proper SMBP technique and processes.

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SMBP Recording Log

Allows patients to document their BP readings, twice in the morning and twice in the evening.

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SMBP Recording Log (Device Average)

Use when an SMBP device averages BP readings. Allows patients to document their BP readings, one average in the morning and one average in the...

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SMBP Training Video

Educational video helps train care teams and patients on how to properly self-measure blood pressure.

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SMBP Training Video (Spanish)

Video educativo que ayuda a entrenar equipos de atención y a pacientes como correctamente medir la presión de la sangre.

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Using a Wrist Cuff to Measure Blood Pressure

How to use a wrist cuff in the event an upper arm cuff cannot be used.

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What is SMBP?

Overview for patients to understand what SMBP is and why it is important.

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Recognition Program

Data Collection Worksheet

Use this sheet to collect data to submit to the Target: BP recognition program.

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Target: BP Data User Guide

Get help completing and submitting your recognition data.

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Target: BP FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the Target: BP Recognition Program.

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Best Practices

2016 AHA Scientific Sessions – Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente's successes have helped set the standard for maintaining blood pressure control using a team-based approach which align with the Target: BP initiative.

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2016 AHA Scientific Sessions – M.A.P. Hypertension Control QI Project

Case study on how success can be achieved quickly using a team-based approach with an emphasis on customized training.

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2016 AHA Scientific Sessions – Million Hearts Case Study

Case studies using team-based practices that are at the core of the Target: BP initiative.

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2016 AHA Scientific Sessions – Reducing the HBP Gap Among Minority Groups

Case study on how Doctor's Medical Center achieved success in treating HBP among minority groups in Miami, Florida by integrating their clinicians expertise with a...

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2016 AHA Scientific Sessions – Target: BP Opening Address

Dr. Willie E. Lawrence Jr., MD, FAHA, FACC outlines the need for better blood pressure control.

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2017 AHA Scientific Sessions – Chinatown Public Health Center

Dr. Yee-Bun Benjamin Lui, MD, MPH, provides a case study on best practices and team-based protocols that lead to a large improvement in patient outcomes...

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2017 AHA Scientific Sessions – Grady Asa Yancey Health Center

Dr. Wilhelmina Prinssen, MD, shares a case study on how success can be reached using Target: BP among a disproportionately affected population in the heart...

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2017 AHA Scientific Sessions – Health Choice Network of Florida

Dr. Tony Amofah, MD, provides a case study on how fourteen Health Choice Network of Florida (HCNFL) clinics have reached success for treating the underserved...

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2017 AHA Scientific Sessions – Q&A Discussion

Dr. Willie E. Lawrence MD, FAHA, facilitates a Q&A session on Target: BP case studies.

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2017 AHA Scientific Sessions – Target: BP Opening Address

Dr. Willie E. Lawrence MD, FAHA, welcomes Target: BP participants who are sharing data-driven case studies at AHA’s 2017 Scientific Sessions.

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Acting Rapidly at Gittelman Primary Care

How one medical practice is using the BP Improvement Program to improve blood pressure control by acting rapidly.

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CME Course: Lifestyle Interventions for the Prevention and Treatment of Hypertension

This one-hour live webinar trains physicians, their care teams and other Target: BP participants on the nonpharmacological interventions effective for the prevention and treatment of...

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CME Course: Using SMBP to Diagnose and Manage HBP

This one-hour webinar will be used to train physicians, their care teams and other participants registered for the AMA/AHA joint initiative Target: BP on the...

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CME Tulane – Recommendations from the 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline

An educational activity on the 2017 HBP Guideline, originally recorded on December 20, 2017 during Tulane University’s Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. This is presented...

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CME Univ. of Missouri – Recommendations from the 2017 ACC/AHA Hypertension Guideline

An educational activity on the 2017 HBP Guideline, originally recorded on January 11, 2018 during University of Missouri's School of Medicine Grand Rounds. This is...

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Guideline Hypertension Highlights

This document provides highlights from the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.

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Measuring Accurately at Erie Family Health Center

How one medical practice is using the BP Improvement Program to improve blood pressure control by measuring accurately.

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Partnering with the Community at MedStar Health

How one medical practice is using the BP Improvement Program to improve blood pressure control by partnering with the community.

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Quick Assessment

See how well you measure, how rapidly you act, and how you partner with patients.

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