On May 30, 2018, WNA collaborated with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health and others in planning and offering a one-day symposium to discuss and offer strategies for reducing the prevalence of hypertension in Wisconsin. The morning consisted of presentations by national and state-level leaders. These were followed by two panel presentations that focused on screening and identification of undiagnosed and uncontrolled hypertension, and utilizing patient-centered team-based care as a solution to supporting reduced hypertension rates. The afternoon portion of the day allowed for symposium participants to work in groups comprised of insurance payers, health systems, clinicians and community-based agencies. Their assignment was to provide suggestions toward the development of an action plan to address the incidence of hypertension for Wisconsin.
If you are interested in viewing the symposium agenda, morning video, presentation slides, and other informative materials click here.