Target: BP™ is a national initiative formed by the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Heart Association (AHA) in 2015 aimed at improving hypertension control nationwide. Target: BP helps health care organizations, at no cost, improve BP control rates through an evidence-based training, quality improvement and recognition program.
To date, more than 1,600 physician practices and health systems nationwide have joined Target: BP, sharing a common goal to reduce the number of adult patients with uncontrolled BP and improve health outcomes associated with heart disease.
Guidelines recommend HCPs are periodically re-trained on BP measurement techniques, as high BP is a leading risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. In response, we have launched a new online module that provides an engaging and interactive opportunity to refresh skills.
Powered by Target: BP, the online module, “Achieving Accuracy: BP Measurement,” creates a comprehensive and standardized training approach to help ensure every health professional within the U.S. is competently trained to measure BP consistently and accurately every time.