Waimānalo Health Center earns national recognition for efforts to reduce number of patients with uncontrolled blood pressure
Waimānalo Health Center has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for our commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among our patients, earning GOLD+ level recognition as part of the 2021 Target: BP Recognition Program.
This means, working alongside our patients, we have controlled high blood pressure in over 70% of our adult patient population.
Hypertension (high BP) is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and preventable death in the U.S. In addition, there are 121.5 million U.S. adults living with high BP and less than half of those people have their BP under control – making both diagnosing and effectively managing hypertension critical. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that heart disease and stroke continue to kill more people in the U.S. than other causes.
Target: BP is a national collaboration between the AHA and the AMA aimed at reducing the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize BP control. The Target: BP Recognition Program celebrates physician practices and health systems, who treat patients with hypertension, for achieving BP control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve. These achievements will ultimately lead to a reduction in the number of Americans who suffer heart attacks and strokes.