Million Hearts Tools for Change Resources

Community-Clinical Linkages

Screening and Referral Protocols from Community Sites to Clinical Care

Blood Pressure Ministry Guidelines for Screening and Measurement (Illinois)
This manual outlines the blood pressure screening and referral system established within five faith communities in Peoria, Illinois and local clinical providers, including community-wide hypertension definitions.

Immediate Referral Form (Illinois)
The faith-based community of Peoria, Illinois provides a patient agreement and referral form used for the blood pressure ministry initiative.

Million Hearts Referral Forms (Woodford County, Illinois)
These forms were used to collect patient data and provide information for primary care provider referrals in Woodford County. They include a general referral form and an immediate referral form for patients with severe symptoms of hypertension.

Million Hearts Referral Protocol (Mason County, Illinois)
This referral protocol developed by Mason County establishes parameters for community monitoring sites for blood pressure measurements and when to refer to appropriate services, including next steps for monitored patients.

Million Hearts Referral Protocol (Peoria County, Illinois)
This referral protocol developed by Peoria County establishes parameters for community monitoring sites for blood pressure measurements and when to refer to appropriate services for the various stages of hypertension.

Million Hearts Parish Nurse Program Materials (Maryland)
Maryland nurses provides a faith leadership engagement guide and monthly BP check form for parish nurses.

Community Based Blood Pressure Screening Algorithm (North Dakota)
The North Dakota Million Hearts Learning Collaborative team, with input from American Heart Association science team, developed this algorithm that includes guidelines for accurate blood pressure measuring, wait times between 1st and 2nd reading, what is considered hypertension

Blood Pressure Screening and Referral Form (North Dakota)
The Southwestern District Health Unit and North Dakota Department of Health worked together to develop an electronic screening and tracking form that could efficiently collect information from blood pressure screenings in worksites.

Medical Reserve Corps Million Hearts Guide (Virginia)
This guide was developed by the Richmond City Health District to be given to medical reserve corps (MRC) volunteers for the Million Hearts initiative. It provided a guide for MRCs when calling patients and ensuring appropriate referral to primary care providers and working with patients on action plans.

Summit County Fire/EMS Hypertension Screening Guide (Ohio)
This guide was developed by Summit County Public Health (SCPH) for Fire/EMS professionals to use to conduct community-based blood pressure screening and refer individuals to primary care and the SCPH care coordination unit. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the Fire/EMS Hypertension Screening Tool.

Summit County Fire/EMS Hypertension Screening Tool (Ohio)
This online screening and referral tool was developed by Summit County Public Health (SCPH) for Fire/EMS professionals to use to conduct community-based blood pressure screening and refer individuals to primary care and the SCPH care coordination unit. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the Fire/EMS Hypertension Screening Guide.

Congregations Blood Pressure Ministry Event Brochure (Virginia)
This brochure was developed by the Virginia Department of Health to advertise their 100 Congregations for Million Hearts initiative, a faith-based program that encourages places of worship to hold Blood Pressure Ministry Events in their communities and screen community members for hypertension.

Congregations Blood Pressure Ministry Event Planning Guide (Virginia)
This planning guide was developed by the Virginia Department of Health to provide step-by-step instructions to houses of worship that have decided to hold Blood Pressure Ministry Events. The handbook details logistics for these hypertension screening events, describes how to measure blood pressure, and gives instructions on referral to hypertension resources and clinical care.

 

 

 

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