Million Hearts

Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases kill over 800,000 Americans each year, accounting for one in every three deaths.

To achieve sustainable prevention, the Department of Health and Human Services launched Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

In the Spring of 2015, Million Hearts® launched the Hypertension Control Change Package (HCCP) to provide health care practices with a menu of evidence-based practices to improve hypertension control.

Providers who serve American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) patients represent a unique group of stakeholders that deserve particular attention in implementing clinical quality improvement techniques to improve blood pressure control. AAIP partnered with the Urban Inter-Tribal Center of Texas (UITCT) and Hunter Health Clinic (HHC) to improve clinical systems and processes by putting a few of the improvement interventions to the test.

HCCP Focus Areas

Key Foundations

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Establish practice foundations for effective HTN control efforts

Population Health

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Approaches to proactively monitor and manage HTN practice-wide

Individual Patient

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Leverage all care steps to better manage HTN for individual patients

Read About A Hypertension Control Champion - Pawhuska Indian Health Center Success Story

Funding for this project is provided through the Building Capacity of the Public Health System to Improve Population Health though National, Nonprofit Organizations grant with CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS).
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