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Reducing Hypertension Among Priority Populations

ACPM partners with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention to support providers, health care systems, and communities to address factors associated with uncontrolled hypertension in African-American males ages 45-64 and develop and implement interventions.

Project Details

ACPM is collaborating with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention to prevent, detect, and control hypertension among African-American men ages 45-64.

During the five (5) year project, ACPM will build upon its successful partnerships with CDC WISEWOMAN providers, Federally Qualified Heath Centers (FQHCs) and integrated health systems, and community based organizations, and evidence-based self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) with clinical support programs to identify and address factors and barriers associated with uncontrolled hypertension in African-American males ages 45-64.  ACPM will identify, and formalize hypertension control and medication adherence interventions, improve clinical-community linkages, develop quality improvement processes with clinical, operational, and Health IT performance measures and a resource to implement processes and strategies.

To meet project goals, ACPM will fund demonstration projects within diverse clinical settings in states with the highest rates of hypertension among African-American males ages 45-64, as well as educate providers on hypertension prevention, detection, and control for African-American males by developing educational content and materials, and widely disseminating information.

Demonstration Projects

Through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, ACPM will fund (4) to six (6) demonstration projects within diverse clinical settings including FQHC’s and integrated health systems in states with the highest rates of hypertension among African-American males ages 45-64. Funded demonstration project sites will implement protocols for identifying patients with hypertension or at high-risk for hypertension and implement processes using Health Information Technology (Health IT) to increase the screening and testing of patients to prevent, detect, and control hypertension, as well as refer patients to evidence-based self-monitored blood pressure (SMBP) with clinical support programs. RFP announcement coming soon.

Call for Faculty

ACPM is seeking applications from members to serve as faculty on the project. ACPM will select up to three (3) members to serve as expert faculty. Please complete the application form at the bottom of this page to be considered.

The deadline for applications is November 27, 2018.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Applicants must be a current member of ACPM
  • Members should demonstrate expertise with high-risk populations such as adult African-American males, in two or more of the following areas:
  • Hypertension prevention, detection, and control
  • Identifying, and implementing screen/test/referral processes and workflows
  • Team-based care approaches and quality improvement processes
  • Providing technical assistance to demonstration project grantees
  • Addressing social determinants of health for the priority population with the overall goal to improve health outcomes
  • Strong partnerships with community-based organizations and/or professional medical organizations serving the priority population

TO APPLY: If you are interested in applying for a faculty position and meet the selection criteria and submit the application no later than Tuesday, November 27, 2018.

 WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?

  • Help to improve the prevention, detection, and control of hypertension in African-American males;
  • Support demonstration grantees as they implement workflows to increase the screening, testing, and referral to evidence based self-monitored blood pressure (SMBP) with clinical support programs;
  • Increase clinical-community linkages;
  • Networking with other experts in the field;
  • Faculty will be compensated for their work on the project; and
  • Professional development 

APPLICATION FORM

If you are interested in applying for a expert faculty position and meet the selection criteria, complete the application form below by November 27, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.










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