Racing to the Top to Bring Down Blood Pressure | September 7, 2023 | Virtual Event
Jenny has over twenty years of experience in health behavior change, strategy development, and program design across the managed care, nonprofit, and public arenas. She’s held leadership roles in health insurance at Humana, in worksite wellness at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in community health as the director of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthcare Access and Equity Strategy.
In October 2020, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the CDC convened a group of experts to discuss multilevel solutions to address hypertension control. Do these remain the right actions? Can a few of these actions be prioritized for the largest impact? Participants will use the 2020 NHBLI-CDC Workshop proceedings (Tables 1 and 2) as the starting point for discussion.
The National Hypertension Control Roundtable (NHCR) launched efforts to eliminate disparities in hypertension awareness, prevalence, and control as a part of its Annual Summit on Sept. 20-21, 2021. The Summit focused on elevating strategies for advancing health equity in hypertension control by hearing from thought leaders, sharing resources and the latest data as well as highlighting successes and lessons learned. Summit participants represent more than 50 organizations that collaborated to advance proven and innovative strategies to eliminate disparities in control rates.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention initially convened partners in September 2019 to design solutions and scale best practices and policies to increase hypertension control. After the meeting, the National Hypertension Control Roundtable was formed in 2020 to initiate a national dialogue to address the challenges surrounding hypertension control.
John Clymer is executive director of the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, an independent, nonprofit catalyst for collaboration.
Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Nursing and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity. She is a Fellow and Board Member of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association.
Dr. Flinn is a Regional Medical Director at Blue Shield of California where he focuses on improving the value of care delivered to Blue Shield members.
Brigid K Grove 1s Senior Director, Practice and Professional Affairs at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).