Thank you for participating in the Hypertension Symposium!

You can now watch the live stream of the symposium here

Post-Symposium Call Materials: 9/19 and 9/27

Wisconsin Heart Health Community of Practice Charter – (proposed)
Wisconsin Heart Health Community of Practice Presentation




American Heart Association

Target: BP 
A program from the American Heart Association & American Medical Association to assist providers with best practices around hypertension control and offer recognition for achieving clinical success.

Check, Change, Control®
An evidenced-based, American Heart Association tool to track SMBP.  It can be utilized by individual users and/or for implemented across an employer/organization for blood pressure education and control.


Taking an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading – Outpatient Adults
(E-learning module)
Purpose: To provide an overview of proper blood pressure (BP) measurement technique for ambulatory patients using evidence-based research. As guidelines may change over time, this module does not address diagnosis or treatment of hypertension or other conditions. Ideally, this module is used as part of a course that includes a skills-based competency check with an experienced trainer. It also serves as a valuable refresher course training for already experienced professionals.
Intended Audience: Healthcare professionals who take BP measurements for adult (18 years and older) patients in an ambulatory or community based setting

Patient Self-Measurement of Blood Pressure
(E-learning module)
Purpose: To provide an overview of proper patient education in self-measurement of blood pressure (SMBP) for ambulatory patients using evidence-based research.
Intended Audience: Health care professionals in an ambulatory or community-based setting who teach adult patients (18 years and older) to self-measure their blood pressure.

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia toolkit  
($20 for nonmembers)
The Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia toolkit contains pertinent clinical guidelines, medication review strategies and clinical pearls for managing medications for patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Each toolkit comes with a video on how to apply the information contained in the toolkit

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Medication Adherence toolkit
($20 for nonmembers)
PSW Medication Adherence toolkit Supplemental Material
The Medication Adherence toolkit and workflow contains motivational interviewing strategies and coaching tips for identifying barriers to medication adherence and solutions to the identified barriers. Supplemental material is available on the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin website.

Information on how to refer patients for Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative Comprehensive Medication Review
WPQC is a network of accredited pharmacies that provide Comprehensive Medication Review Services statewide to eligible, high risk Medicaid members and locally to low income older adults in Dane County through the United Way of Dane County. Visit the website to learn more about how to refer eligible patients to a participating pharmacy.

UW Population Health Institute

Chronic Disease Quality Improvement Project: HEDIS® 2017 Data 
The Chronic Disease Quality Improvement Project (CDQIP) aims to prevent chronic disease and improve the quality of care. This longstanding partnership includes many Wisconsin health plans, the UW Population Health Institute, the Department of Health Services, and others. Each year, participating health plans voluntarily submit commercial HEDIS® data, which is used to inform and target the group’s efforts. The group’s HEDIS® 2017 results are summarized here.

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

Hypertension Care & Outcomes

Diabetes Care & Outcomes

Chronic Disease

Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Wisconsin Community Health Fund

Wisconsin Take Heart Tote
The Wisconsin Take Heart Tote was created by the Wisconsin Community Health Fund to carry useful national and state created ready-to-go ideas and resources to promote, embrace and celebrate healthy hearts. Take action today – Go Red and participate in advocacy activities, publish a newspaper, newsletter or social media article, host a Heart Health Event, share education with others – love your heart and many hearts throughout Wisconsin!

Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Chronic Disease Prevention Program

The Chronic Disease Prevention Program provides a coordinated approach to identifying health risk behaviors, environments, and systems associated with diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and obesity. The Program’s work impacts all ages and multiple sectors including early care and education, schools, worksites, health care, and the community. State and local partnerships align and coordinate strategy implementation to achieve measurable health impacts.

Set Your Heart on Health Toolkit: inspired by three Wisconsin communities, this toolkit outlines implementation of preventive hypertension strategies that can be easily adapted to fit specific community needs.

Wisconsin Nurses Association

Using Patient-Centered Team-Based Care to Improve Hypertension Prevention, Detection, and Management in Wisconsin 2017  
Combined Document – Background, Recommendations, Contributors
Patient-Centered Team-Based Care: A Working Conceptual Model
WNA is pleased to release two foundational and complementary documents to improve the prevention, detection, and management of hypertension in Wisconsin using patient-centered team-based care. These recommendations are consistent with the newly released guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and others on November 13, 2017.

WNA Hypertension Training Resources
Resources for all healthcare providers for continued education on hypertension as well as patient-centered plans for how to teach self-measured blood pressure (SMBP).

Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

RN Care Management Guideline
(may display as a separate Word file at the bottom of your screen – click to open)
Shared with permission from Partnership Community Health Center, this guideline helps primary care practices implement a robust care management program. The guideline outlines the roles of those involved, including patients, registered nurses, and providers. Educational topics, care plans, and frequency of patient communication within the program are also outlined. Despite the details within this document, it is suggested that each primary care practice adopt a care management program that suits their own workflows and patient populations.

Eat.Move.Thrive Resource Brochure
Eat.Move.Thrive Non-Pharmaceutical Prescription Pad – English
Eat.Move.Thrive Non-Pharmaceutical Prescription Pad – Spanish
Shared with permission by K-HIP, this tool is for healthcare providers, health educators, or any other direct patient care role, such as RN care managers. The tool is meant to help establish patient health outcomes goals, such as eating healthier, being more physically active, or becoming more emotionally and mentally healthy.
K-HIP, Kenosha Health Improvement Project, was launched in 2016 to improve the health of the community through policy, system, and environmental strategies. The K-HIP coalition consists of healthcare providers, grocery stores, farmer markets, and local community members and organizations. By working together, we can build a Culture of Health. For more information, please call RKCAA at (262) 657-0840.
K-HIP’s three primary focus areas include:
1. Encouraging healthy food choices at grocery stores through enhanced food promotions.
2. Increasing the number of farmer’s markets that accept SNAP and WIC farmer market checks.
3. Encouraging providers to participate in the healthy prescription program, Eat. Move. Thrive.
“K-HIP is funded by the National WIC Association and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and administered by the Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency’s (RKCAA) Women Infants and Children clinic.”
A video about this resource can be found on youtube: