The latest prevalence estimates show that 46% of adults in the United States have high blood pressure. Despite the serious risk of heart attack, stroke, and even death, and the fact that we’ve made significant progress improving high blood pressure control rates in the U.S., blood pressure control remains far from ideal.1

Join the American Heart Association and a panel of speakers, in collaboration with the New England QIN-QIO, on May 16th from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT. During this webinar, we will discuss the new Blood Pressure Clinical Practice Guidelines, released in November 2017, and how you can implement new tools and resources in your clinical practice to improve control rates. Following the M.A.P. framework (Measure accurately; Act rapidly; and Partner with patients, families and communities), this webinar will focus on partnering with your patients.

Following this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the new blood pressure classification system;
  • Understand how to navigate free, evidence-based resources from Target: BP (; and
  • Be able to use an evidence-based protocol to guide the way you and your team assess and treat people with high blood pressure.

Our Speakers:

  • Harvey M. Kramer, MD, FACP, FACC
    Senior Attending Physician & Director of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Danbury Hospital
  • Laken Barkowski, RN, BSN, IHO Improvement Advisor, American Medical Association
  • Jennifer N. Gilbert, DNP, FNP-C, OPTIMUS Health Care
  • Taylor Edelmann, Community Health Worker, OPTIMUS Health Care

To learn more about our speakers, please visit the event webpage


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