Putting the Power in the Patient’s Hands through Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure
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All right, good afternoon, everyone, and welcome. This is a very special presentation about hypertension and health equity. My name is Dr. Stacey Schott.
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I'm an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Cardiology, a preventive medicine physician,
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and the associate director for quality and safety in the Division of Cardiology. And I'm gonna help lead you through an exciting adventure where we moderate a great presentation
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about reducing hypertension in African-American men. So just to get started, we're gonna do a little housekeeping. And the wonderful presentations you will hear today,
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although supported by the CDC, don't necessarily represent official views of the CDC.
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And none of our speakers have any particular disclosures this afternoon. So what will our agenda be? So I'm gonna lead you through a little overview
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of this special grant program for reducing hypertension. I'm gonna talk to you about how the program was built, how we selected the grantees,
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the support that we provided to the grantees over several years, and then most importantly, we're gonna hear from the grantees themselves.
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So we'll hear from Cook County, Grady, Henry Ford, Lincoln, and University of Alabama. And after those presentations, you're gonna get the opportunity
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to ask questions about their work. So that'll be the last maybe 10 to 15 minutes.
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All right, and we hope through this session that you're gonna learn a couple things. We would like it if you would be able to identify
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at least two strategies to screen and refer patients into self-measured blood pressure programs. We hope you'll be able to describe at least two ways
Video Summary
The video discusses a special presentation on reducing hypertension in African-American men. The presentation is led by Dr. Stacey Schott and is part of a grant program funded by the CDC and the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. The program aims to identify and address uncontrolled hypertension in black men aged 35 to 64.

The presentation features insights from grantees, including Cook County, Grady, Henry Ford, Lincoln, and the University of Alabama. Each grantee shares their experiences and challenges in reducing hypertension within their communities. Cook County Health implemented a workflow that includes screening tools, blood pressure monitoring, medication reconciliation, and hypertension education. Grady Health System implemented a proactive engagement program, providing patients with home blood pressure monitors and virtual visits. The Henry Ford Health System developed an Express Blood Pressure Program that offered quick visits with pharmacists and nurses.

Challenges faced by the programs include staffing shortages, IT issues, and maintaining patient engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, all grantees showcased positive impacts in improving blood pressure control and patient engagement. The programs emphasized addressing social determinants of health and collected feedback from patients.

Furthermore, three grantees were highlighted in the video. The first grantee employed a community health worker to target patients who hadn't seen a provider in the last six months. The second grantee focused on decreasing the disparity in blood pressure control and conducted hypertension classes. The third grantee engaged residents and medical students to screen and enroll patients with high blood pressure.

Overall, the grant program has provided valuable insights into reducing hypertension among African-American men and highlighted the importance of addressing social factors in health disparities. The video credits Dr. Stacey Schott, the grantees Cook County, Grady, Henry Ford, Lincoln, and the University of Alabama, and emphasizes the positive impacts of the grantee programs in improving blood pressure control and patient engagement.
Keywords
reducing hypertension
African-American men
Dr. Stacey Schott
grant program
uncontrolled hypertension
blood pressure monitoring
patient engagement
social determinants of health
positive impacts
health disparities
community health worker

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