The National Hypertension Control Initiative team has developed a curriculum to help in the training of high blood pressure measurement and management within clinical environments. Watch past trainings and see our calendar of events.

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically highlighted social inequities in health. Now more than ever, it’s important for everyone to pay attention to their blood pressure numbers. High blood pressure is a leading cause and controllable risk factor for heart disease, stroke and can contribute to worse outcomes for people who contract COVID-19.

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    Reducing high blood pressure is central to living longer, healthier lives. With the best science available, we’re reaching out to communities where hypertension, or high blood pressure, is most prevalent and increases the risks for severe chronic conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

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    In response, the American Heart Association launched the National Hypertension Control Initiative, an evidence-based, community-driven effort to reduce hypertension, or high blood pressure, in communities across the country. This initiative collaborates and is supported by the Office of Minority Health and the Health Resources & Services Administration Bureau of Primary Care.  Our goal is to reduce high blood pressure, especially among those in historically under resourced communities that live with health-related disparities related to heart disease and stroke.

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  • Printable, sharable resources that can help your patients
  • Articles and facts to share with your community
  • Our webinar series helps health centers like you address high blood pressure in your communities. Together, we can advance cardiovascular health for all.

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  • The Self Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Landscape Analysis is a detailed report of digital platforms that support self-measured blood pressure. The SMBP platform is a bridge between the blood pressure readings taken in the home and the health center, making the blood pressure readings available to the healthcare professional. The purpose of this analysis is to be a resource to health centers is their selection of an SMBP platform.

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  • Learn about the initiative timeline, curriculum, training and preparing your team.

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  • Here’s how communities and health care teams around the country are supporting healthier lives

    Progress Stories

Click here to find educational resources that are intended to support community-based organizations and  patients.

Topics include  a description of self-measured blood pressure, how to correctly do it, and supporting materials.


If you have additional questions or need further help implementing NHCI in your community health center, submit a ticket.