The American Heart Association

For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association has been fighting heart disease and stroke and helping families and communities thrive. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. The AHA wants to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. It has invested more than $4.6 billion in research, making us the largest not-for-profit funding source for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease research next to the federal government

AHA Resources

  • The 2019 Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults with High Blood Pressure outlines 22 new measures for the diagnosis and treatment of high blood pressure (HBP), including 6 performance measures, 6 process quality measures and 10 structural quality measures.
  • Target BP: A national initiative formed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in response to the high prevalence of uncontrolled blood pressure (BP). Target: BP helps health care organizations and care teams, at no cost, improve BP control rates through an evidence-based quality improvement program and recognizes organizations committed to improving BP control.
  • National Hypertension Control Initiative: Different people need different information about high blood pressure depending on the stage of their diagnosis. The following resources have been divided into categories for easy access: Patient resources on understanding, improving and self-measuring blood pressure, Community-based organization resources for understanding and measuring blood pressure in neighborhoods, and health care professional resources for blood pressure measuring and management training.
  • Hypertension Scientific Sessions 2021: Why you should attend Hypertension Scientific Sessions – Considered one of the most important medical meetings on this subject in the world, the conference includes oral and poster presentations selected from abstracts submitted by clinical and basic researchers, followed by discussions led by leading authorities. With experts in the fields of hypertension and its relationship to cardiac and kidney disease, stroke, obesity, and genetics, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with cross-disciplinary researchers from around the world.
  • Public Education Resources and Tools: Houses critical information about High Blood Pressure (also referred to as HBP, or hypertension) through infographics and articles.
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  • Empowering patients to change their blood pressure numbers through an Ad Council public service announcement campaign – Change your numbers. Change your life.
  • Supporting patients through an online support network