What is Target BP? Target: BP is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes by urging medical practices, health service organizations and patients to prioritize blood pressure control.
Why do we Want FQHC’s? As part of the NYC American Heart Associations Community Health Improvement Plan, we have prioritized high blood pressure rates at FQHC’s. We believe that partnering with our community health centers will help to address the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease amongst the patient populations, especially in underserved areas in the Bronx and in Brooklyn.
What will be discussed: · Target BP Recognition Program & Resources · Check. Change. Control. Patient Self-Monitoring Education Program and Resources · Food and Beverage Toolkits for Health Workplace