Healthy Communities

Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Resources for Professionals

Arkansas Department of Health’s Quality Improvement Plan for Hypertension in the State of Arkansas

Strategic Plan:

Hypertension Objectives:

  1. By 2019, increase the identification of adults with at least two elevated blood pressures within the last 12 months from 38% to 80%.
  2. By 2019, refer 80% of individuals with two elevated blood pressures identified in the local health unit to care.
  3. By 2019, monitor 80% of individuals with hypertension who receive services at ADH for medication adherence.
  4. By 2019, increase the number of counties providing team-based care for chronic disease management (hypertension and diabetes) from 5 counties to 10 counties statewide.

What is Community Team-Based Care for Hypertension?

Community TBC is a quality improvement program that fosters a public - private partnership between the Arkansas Department of Health’s Local Health Unit and a private community physician to provide community team-based care for patients with uncontrolled hypertension.

Hypertension Protocol

Team-Based Care for Hypertension Management Services is provided in the following counties:

  1. Poinsett
  2. Bradley
  3. Nevada
  4. Pulaski (Arkansas Minority Health, Barber & Beauty Initiative)
  5. Madison

 

Blood Pressure Measurement

Sodium and Salt

 

Other Resources

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Arkansas Department of Health
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