Heart Disease and Stroke

State Learning Collaborative to Improve Blood Pressure Control


ASTHO, with its Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative, supported the efforts of 26 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Republic of Palau to help save lives by preventing heart attacks and strokes through blood pressure control. The states include: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

ASTHO’s Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative Booklet

Transforming Systems, Saving Lives ASTHO’s Million Hearts State Learning Collaborative has transformed the way state public health can help prevent, detect, and treat hypertension and chronic diseases. The collaborative helped states reach more people living with diagnosed and undiagnosed hypertension, spread blood pressure control activities to other communities, and leverage results to ensure sustainability and secure additional funding. Read more »

State Systems to Support Hypertension Identification and Control

An inter-related framework for systems in a state that support hypertension identification, management, and control. The below illustration aims to contextualize the roles of a diverse range of state and local-level partners involved in each state’s project, as well as the different settings and partners within a community that are involved in creating systems of care for hypertension identification and control.

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