New program aims to improve hypertension control in African Americans

Hypertension was the top medical diagnosis among PCHC patients in 2010. The disease is uncontrolled for 46% of these patients. A recent patient survey found that patients want to learn more about topics related to hypertension self-management, including nutrition, smoking cessation and physical activity.

The overall goal of the this project is to develop, implement and evaluate a portable, cost effective hypertension control strategy in a primary care setting that is culturally appropriate and based in evidence.

This project is funded (in part or in whole) by the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.