ASTHO has selected 17 sites to participate in a learning collaborative that will utilize a Quality Improvement process to partner across sectors including clinical, community, and public health partners to implement best practices and evidence based policies to identify, control, and improve blood pressure. The recipients are Alabama, Arkansas, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Palau, Vermont, and Virginia.
Each state has identified a core planning team that includes, at a minimum: a state health agency lead; public or private health plans; local health department(s); health IT expertise; regional partners such as a health system, hospital service area or ACO; provider/community level practitioner; performance improvement manager; and health equity/diversity expertise. Read more »
ASTHO will build on insights gained through the learning collaborative to develop further recommendations for improving hypertension control rates that can be used in all states and territories.
State Systems to Support Hypertension Identification and Control
An inter-related framework for systems in a state that support hypertension identification, management, and control. The below illustration aims to contextualize the roles of a diverse range of state and local-level partners involved in each state’s project, as well as the different settings and partners within a community that are involved in creating systems of care for hypertension identification and control.
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ASTHO Million Hearts e-Newsletter Archive
The ASTHO Million Hearts Monitor monthly newsletter is a product of the ASTHO Million Hearts Learning Collaborative. Each issue includes learning collaborative state team updates, partner organization highlights, resources related to blood pressure control, upcoming events, and other information that supports and promotes the goals of the learning collaborative. View archived issues »
Tool to Estimate Return on Investment
With support from CDC, ASTHO has developed a tool that estimates the Return on Investment for quality improvement projects. ASTHO has also formed a tool users group to provide peer support on conceptualizing ROI, identifying and collecting data, and analysis. If you are interested in using this tool, please contact Karl Ensign
, ASTHO Senior Director for Planning and Evaluation. Read More »