IMAGE 1: Improving health outcomes

The AMA is collaborating to create health care that helps people live longer, healthier lives.

How is the AMA tackling chronic disease?

In collaboration with some of the nation's most influential health care leaders and organizations, the AMA aims to help prevent 2 of the nation's most common chronic diseases: type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Type 2 diabetes and heart disease hurt the nation's health and economy, because they both:

  • Affect millions of patients across the country
  • Cost the U.S. economy almost $545 billion a year

Why is the AMA focused on type 2 diabetes and heart disease?

The AMA is in a unique position to bring together physicians in all practice settings and specialties with patients, communities and public and private sector organizations to develop new approaches to prevent progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes and to achieve better control of high blood pressure, which will improve health outcomes and ultimately the health of the nation.

VIDEO 1: Member Moving Medicine: Frank Clark, MD

Frank Clark, MD, chair of the Minority Affairs Section (MAS) reflects on being an advocate for change and the importance of diversity in the physician workforce to improve health outcomes.

To prevent type 2 diabetes the AMA is collaborating with:

IMAGE 2: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a multiyear initiative called Prevent Diabetes STATScreen, Test, Act – Today™ .

LINK 1: Prevent diabetes STAT

IMAGE 3: American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association, the CDC and the Ad Council—encouraging physicians to identify and refer patients with prediabetes to evidence-based CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Programs that can help them avoid progressing to type 2 diabetes.

LINK 2: Diabetes prevention

IMAGE 4: YMCA

The YMCA of the USA to help increase the number of people enrolled in the YMCA's evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program recognized by the CDC.

IMAGE 5: AmeriCares

AmeriCares to increase availability of diabetes prevention programs in free and charitable clinics that serve patients with limited access to health care services.

To prevent heart disease the AMA is collaborating with:

IMAGE 6: Target:BP

The American Heart Association through a multiyear initiative called Target: BP aimed at reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize blood pressure control.

Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization to support ambulatory care practices in efforts to improve the control of high blood pressure.

IMAGE 7: Million Hearts

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts® initiative, for which the primary objective is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

BP resources

Act rapidly

PDF 1: Best practices

PDF 2: Clinical inertia assessment

PDF 3: Gap analysis

PDF 4: Pre-assessment

PDF 5: Sample medication protocol

PDF 6: Workflow

General

PDF 7: Building your team

PDF 8: BP program implementation checklist

PDF 9: Resource library

Measure accurately

PDF 10: Best practices

PDF 11: BP measurement skills assessment

PDF 12: Gap analysis

PDF 13: In-office BP measurement infographic (English)

PDF 14: In-office BP measurement infographic (Spanish)

PDF 15: Pre-assessment

PDF 16: Staff competency for automated BP measurement

PDF 17: Staff competency for manual BP measurement

PDF 18: Steps for in-office BP readings

PDF 19: Workflow

Partner with patients

PDF 20: Best practices

PDF 21: Collaborative communication strategies

PDF 22 Gap analysis

PDF 23: Pre-assessment

PDF 24: Workflow

Self-measured blood pressure (SMBP)

DOC 1: Average calculator

PDF 25: Best practices

PDF 26: Device accuracy test

PDF 27: Gap analysis

PDF 28: Infographic (English)

PDF 29: Infographic (Spanish)

PDF 30: Interpretation table

PDF 31: Loaner device agreement

PDF 32: Loaner device inventory management

PDF 33: Patient training checklist

PDF 34: Patient training checklist: loaner device

PDF 35: Pre-assessment

PDF 36: Recording log

PDF 37: Recording log - device average

PDF 38: Staff competency on training patients

PDF 39: Using a wrist cuff

PDF 40: What is SMBP?

IMAGE 1: Improving health outcomes

The AMA is collaborating to create health care that helps people live longer, healthier lives.

How is the AMA tackling chronic disease?

In collaboration with some of the nation's most influential health care leaders and organizations, the AMA aims to help prevent 2 of the nation's most common chronic diseases: type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Type 2 diabetes and heart disease hurt the nation's health and economy, because they both:

  • Affect millions of patients across the country
  • Cost the U.S. economy almost $545 billion a year

Why is the AMA focused on type 2 diabetes and heart disease?

The AMA is in a unique position to bring together physicians in all practice settings and specialties with patients, communities and public and private sector organizations to develop new approaches to prevent progression of prediabetes to type 2 diabetes and to achieve better control of high blood pressure, which will improve health outcomes and ultimately the health of the nation.

VIDEO 1: Member Moving Medicine: Frank Clark, MD

Frank Clark, MD, chair of the Minority Affairs Section (MAS) reflects on being an advocate for change and the importance of diversity in the physician workforce to improve health outcomes.

To prevent type 2 diabetes the AMA is collaborating with:

IMAGE 2: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a multiyear initiative called Prevent Diabetes STATScreen, Test, Act – Today™ .

LINK 1: Prevent diabetes STAT

IMAGE 3: American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association, the CDC and the Ad Council—encouraging physicians to identify and refer patients with prediabetes to evidence-based CDC-recognized National Diabetes Prevention Programs that can help them avoid progressing to type 2 diabetes.

LINK 2: Diabetes prevention

IMAGE 4: YMCA

The YMCA of the USA to help increase the number of people enrolled in the YMCA's evidence-based Diabetes Prevention Program recognized by the CDC.

IMAGE 5: AmeriCares

AmeriCares to increase availability of diabetes prevention programs in free and charitable clinics that serve patients with limited access to health care services.

To prevent heart disease the AMA is collaborating with:

IMAGE 6: Target:BP

The American Heart Association through a multiyear initiative called Target: BP aimed at reducing the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize blood pressure control.

Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization to support ambulatory care practices in efforts to improve the control of high blood pressure.

IMAGE 7: Million Hearts

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts® initiative, for which the primary objective is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.

BP resources

Act rapidly

PDF 1: Best practices

PDF 2: Clinical inertia assessment

PDF 3: Gap analysis

PDF 4: Pre-assessment

PDF 5: Sample medication protocol

PDF 6: Workflow

General

PDF 7: Building your team

PDF 8: BP program implementation checklist

PDF 9: Resource library

Measure accurately

PDF 10: Best practices

PDF 11: BP measurement skills assessment

PDF 12: Gap analysis

PDF 13: In-office BP measurement infographic (English)

PDF 14: In-office BP measurement infographic (Spanish)

PDF 15: Pre-assessment

PDF 16: Staff competency for automated BP measurement

PDF 17: Staff competency for manual BP measurement

PDF 18: Steps for in-office BP readings

PDF 19: Workflow

Partner with patients

PDF 20: Best practices

PDF 21: Collaborative communication strategies

PDF 22 Gap analysis

PDF 23: Pre-assessment

PDF 24: Workflow

Self-measured blood pressure (SMBP)

DOC 1: Average calculator

PDF 25: Best practices

PDF 26: Device accuracy test

PDF 27: Gap analysis

PDF 28: Infographic (English)

PDF 29: Infographic (Spanish)

PDF 30: Interpretation table

PDF 31: Loaner device agreement

PDF 32: Loaner device inventory management

PDF 33: Patient training checklist

PDF 34: Patient training checklist: loaner device

PDF 35: Pre-assessment

PDF 36: Recording log

PDF 37: Recording log - device average

PDF 38: Staff competency on training patients

PDF 39: Using a wrist cuff

PDF 40: What is SMBP?

IMAGE 1: Improving health outcomes​​​​​​​

Improving health outcomes​​​​​​​
A female physician measures a young male patient's blood pressure.

VIDEO 1: Member Moving Medicine: Frank Clark, MD

Member Moving Medicine: Frank Clark, MD

IMAGE 2: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)​​​​​​​

CDC logo
CDC logo

IMAGE 3: American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association logo
American Diabetes Association logo

IMAGE 4: YMCA​​​​​​​

YMCA logo
YMCA logo

IMAGE 5: AmeriCares​​​​​​​

AmeriCares​​​​​​​ logo
AmeriCares​​​​​​​ logo

IMAGE 6: Target:BP

Target: BP logo
Target: BP logo

IMAGE 7: Million Hearts

Million Hearts logo
Million Hearts logo

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