Participants receive guidance and support from the AHA field staff, as well as a newsletter providing the latest cardiovascular news and information.
Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes
- One in 3 American adults has high blood pressure.
- Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States.
Hundreds Join Initiative
More than 400 medical practices, providers and health systems are now participating in Target: BP the joint national initiative of the AMA and the American Heart Association (AHA), aimed at reducing the number of American adults who die from heart attacks and strokes every year.
As the initiative has evolved, a recognition program is also being implemented to recognize healthcare providers, groups and clinics that attain high levels of blood pressure control.
Physician practices and health systems will be recognized for achieving blood pressure control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve. There are two levels of recognition:
- Achievement: ≥70% of patients with blood pressure controlled to <140/90 in 2016.
- Participation: Recognizes health care systems for registering with Target: BP and submitting data.