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Controlling High Blood Pressure Technical Assistance


High blood pressure is a key risk factor for diseases of the heart, the second leading cause of death in Oregon for both men and women in 2016 (Oregon Health Authority, Public Health Division, Vital Statistics, 2016). CCOs have an important role to play in helping Oregonians control high blood pressure and reducing their chance of dying from heart attack or stroke.

Organizing your clinics for optimal blood pressure control

In this webinar, Dr. Mark Backus presents systems improvement strategies to help clinics control high blood pressure.

Controlling high blood pressure webinar

The Transformation Center invites clinicians who serve Oregonians to a recorded webinar focused on controlling high blood pressure. The webinar features Dr. Mark Backus, a Bend physician who was named a hypertension control champion by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Million Hearts® campaign.

Million Hearts Resources

Million Hearts® is a federal (Health and Human Services) sponsored website with tools for addressing cardiovascular health. The program’s key goal is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2022.

Access the full resources catalog (PDF) or select resources by audience:

Additional Resources

In this chronic disease self-management program comparison, the Transformation Center compares two evidence-based programs developed by Stanford: Living Well with Chronic Conditions (in-person program) and Better Choices, Better Health (online program).


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