- 67 million American adults (31 percent) have high blood pressure—that’s one in every three adults.
- About half (47 percent) of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control.
- Hypertension greatly increases the risk for heart disease and stroke, the first and third leading causes of death in the U.S.
- Almost 30 percent of American adults have prehypertension—blood pressure numbers that are higher than normal, but not yet in the high blood pressure range. Prehypertension raises your risk of developing high blood pressure.
- Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) Incentive Measure Defintion
- Health Resources and Services (HRSA)'s information on hypertension control
- Improved Blood Pressure Control Associated with a Large-Scale Hypertension Program
- CDC Field Note Article on Kaiser Permanente Colorado's Hypertension Management Program
- Kaiser Permanente article: Kaiser Permanente Colorado Hailed as Hypertension Champion
- CDC website on hypertension
Resources and Tools for Reducing Hypertension Rates:
Healthy Hearts Northwest Resources - ORPRN Version:1
Learning & Sharing Session: Examples of Effective Chronic Disease Management Programs Across the Nation (Hypertension) - Sept. 2016 Version:1
Hypertension Resources - Winding Waters Version:1
Learning & Sharing Session: Hypertension - May 2016 Version:1
Data/QI Review Call: Hypertension Presentation - Sept. 2015 Version:1
Tips for Obtaining Blood Pressure measurement - Measure Up/Pressure Down Campaign Version:1
Articles on Hypertension - Asher CHC