Community Health Center Hub
We’re here for you! Welcome to the resource hub for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded Community Health Centers as a part of the National Hypertension Control Initiative. This page will provide information to help your health center succeed in lowering blood pressure rates in your community.
Blood Pressure Measurement & Management Training Tools
Different people need different information about high blood pressure depending on the stage of their diagnosis. The American Heart Association has created learning journeys to guide health care professionals, community businesses and organizations, and people like you with information to measure and manage blood pressure.
The following resources have been divided into categories for easy access.
- Patient resources on understanding, improving and self-measuring blood pressure
- Community-based organization resources for understanding and measuring blood pressure in neighborhoods
- Health care professional resources for blood pressure measuring and management training
Across the U.S., community-based organizations have provided social support, care and services to people of all ages and cultures. These organizations may help promote health and behavior change, meet community resource needs, and address social determinants of health for people and patients within the community.
Health Care Providers
Health care professionals are vital allies to patients diagnosed with high blood pressure. Their role is critical to helping patients achieve and sustain blood pressure control with lifestyle modification and medication adherence.
Patients / Caregiver
High blood pressure may lead to heart disease, stroke and worse COVID-19 outcomes. The Office of Minority Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Heart Association have joined forces to help you better address the condition.
How To Monitor Your Blood Pressure at Home
Whether you’re learning how to self-measure your blood pressure at home or if you’re bringing this information to your community, we’ve got you covered. Use these resources to find the right information for you.
This library houses resources to support patients and community health centers seeking to improve blood pressure control through the use of self-monitored blood pressure (SMBP). The resources are separated by audience and cover a range of topics including clinical preparedness, patient education and training, correct measurement techniques, and the use of loaner programs.
Community Health Center Resource Library
These resources are intended to support clinical providers in the implementation of SMBP. Topics include the scientific evidence and rationale for SMBP, technical considerations for SMBP, patient education, and details on the MAP framework.
Patient Resource Library
These educational resources are intended to support patients in successfully conducting SMBP on their own. Topics include a description of SMBP, how to correctly do it, and supporting materials.
Administrative/IT Resource Library
These resources are intended to support administrative and IT staff in health centers in implementing the necessary structural supports for SMBP. Topics include billing codes for SMBP, setup and management of loaner device programs, equipment, operations, and workflow considerations, and details on annual recognition through Target:BP.
Catch up on the latest information from our monthly Community Health Center webinar series by replaying the sessions and downloading the presentations.
March 2021 Webinar
Opening webinar for the NHCI program welcoming the community health centers, introducing the initiative and providing an overview of the basics of blood pressure measurement.
April 2021 Webinar
Introduction of the training and technical assistance plan for the NHCI community health centers and the importance of the hypertension registry.
May 2021 Webinar
Accurate blood pressure measurement webinar.
Mark your calendars for our upcoming webinars this year. Look forward to seeing you there! All webinars will take place from 12pm-1pm CT / 1pm-2pm ET. The time and date are subject to change.
|June 16, 2021||Partner with Patients SMBP I|
|July 14, 2021||Partner with Patients SMBP II Work & Data Flow|
|August 18, 2021||Act Rapidly: Diagnosis & Treatment Algorithms|
|September 15, 2021||Act Rapidly: Treatment Intensification|
|October 13, 2021||Partner with Patients: Lifestyle Modification with Nutrition & Physical Activity|
|November 10, 2021||Partner with Communities: SHOD and Center-Community Linkages|
|December 8, 2021||Wrap Up|
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Questions & Technical Assistance
Do you have any questions about the National Hypertension Control Initiative, or do you need additional help implementing the program in your community health center? Then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.