May 19, 2018 | JH Communications
It is with great pleasure that the American Heart Association has awarded special recognition to Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center. This prestigious program offers high-quality education that is an essential component of effective blood pressure treatment recognizes practices that have submitted data and committed to reducing the number of adult patients with uncontrolled blood pressure.
About 85 million adults (approximately 1 in 3) in the United States have high blood pressure. Research shows that high blood pressure is a contributing factor to major health conditions including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health concerns. Research also shows that 45.9% of those with high blood pressure are not controlled, that’s 36.7 million people!
The AHA and AMA partnered to launch Target: BP in 2015 to improve blood pressure control and build a healthier nation. This national initiative aims to reduce the number of Americans who have heart attacks and strokes by urging medical practices, health service organizations, and patients to prioritize blood pressure control. For more information on tools designed to help practice blood pressure control, visit https://targetbp.org/Tools-Downloads.