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Barber-Based Monitoring, Education, and Referral Support Improve Treatment Rates and Blood Pressure Control in African-American Men 3/26/2014
Trained barbers provide ongoing blood pressure monitoring, education, and referral support to African-American male patrons, leading to improved treatment rates and blood pressure control in hypertensive patrons.
Culturally Competent Disease Management Improves Self-Monitoring and Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive African Americans 3/26/2014
A health plan–sponsored disease management program targeting African Americans combines home blood pressure monitoring with culturally competent education and counseling, leading to better self-monitoring and blood pressure control.
Weekly Home Monitoring and Pharmacist Feedback Improve Blood Pressure Control in Hypertensive Patients 3/26/2014
Hypertensive patients monitor and report multiple blood pressure readings each week and those with elevated readings receive pharmacist feedback and support, leading to better blood pressure control.
Personal Health Record Facilitates Ongoing Monitoring and Communication, Improving Engagement and Outcomes in Low-Income Diabetes Patients 3/12/2014
A free, online personal health record assists diabetes patients and their clinicians in monitoring key clinical indicators, communicating during and between office visits, and sharing information with other relevant individuals, leading to enhanced levels of patient engagement and improved blood glucose control.
Teams of Diabetes Educators Regularly Visit Rural Clinics to Coach African-American Patients, Leading to Better Glycemic Control and Potential Cost Savings 3/12/2014
A traveling team of certified diabetes educators (including a nurse, pharmacist, and dietitian) regularly visits rural clinics to help coordinate diabetes care with clinicians and educate and coach African-American patients with diabetes, leading to improved glycemic control and the potential for meaningful cost savings.
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Team Up. Pressure Down. 5/8/2013
This nationwide program aims to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension through patient–pharmacist engagement.
Million Hearts™ Toolkits 12/19/2012
Million Hearts toolkits were designed to help partners incorporate Million Hearts into their everyday work and enhance their heart disease and stroke prevention efforts.
Heart Attack Risk Calculator 3/28/2012
This risk assessment tool, for people age 20 or older, provides information to assess a person’s risk for heart disease, heart attack, or other future heart problems.
My Life Check 3/28/2012
This online assessment tool can help consumers learn the state of their heart and what they can do to live a better life.
Heart360® 9/14/2011
Heart360® is a tool that provides a convenient and secure way to help patients track and monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, diet, and physical activity.

Last updated: April 09, 2014.