Target: BP Symposium of Western PA

Target: BP



One in three American adults — about 80 million people — has high blood pressure, putting them at increased risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure and other health problems. The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) have joined to commit to Target: BP™ a nationwide initiative to help healthcare providers and patients achieve better blood pressure control at the best levels to improve health. The number of people with high blood pressure is increasing. Roughly half of persons with high blood pressure do not have their blood pressure controlled, despite the fact that it can usually be easily treated and that maintaining lower blood pressure can reduce risks and improve health outcomes.

The Target: BP Symposium, chaired by Sean Stocker, PhD, Co-Director, University of Pittsburgh Hypertension Center, will:
- Create awareness about the urgency to improve High Blood Pressure in the region
- Create awareness about tools, resources and system-level strategies to improve Blood Pressure in the population (Target: BP | M.A.P. Framework | CCC)
- Share best practices on system-level efforts to improve High Blood Pressure, utilizing Target: BP & CCC resources

- Encourage health systems, medical practices & community based organizations to commit to improve BP control in their patient population by signing up to Target: BP

- Highlight community-based practices that are committed to improving blood pressure in the community (CCC)

- Empower clinics and community-based organizations to target blood pressure by building bridges between community and primary care.

        -      Health system leaders
-          Health Insurance leaders
-          Primary Care physicians
-          FQHCs
-          Medical Associations
-          Community-based leaders
-          Health Department


Please note:  this is a FREE event, but on-line registration is required.  Deadline for registration is 5pm, January 22, 2018 

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Morning ScheduleFocused on clinic / medical strategies
LunchtimeLunch provided with guest speaker
Afternoon ScheduleFocused on community-based strategies

For more information, contact Jesabel Rivera-Guerra at 412-208-3633 or