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Nationwide Challenge Aims to Control Hypertension

April 25th, 2017|

Health systems and professionals are equipped with the knowledge and technology to help patients manage high blood pressure more effectively than ever before. Still, high blood pressure contributes to more than 1,100 deaths in the United States each day and puts millions at risk for heart disease and stroke.

Cardiovascular Health Improvement Resources Now Available

February 26th, 2017|

If improving your patients’ cardiovascular health is a priority at your home health agency (HHA), the national Home Health Quality Improvement (HHQI) team can provide the resources and assistance you need to make your efforts successful. Their Cardio Milestones program provides a roadmap to achieving measurable improvement in the cardiovascular health of your patient population.

How Motivational Interviewing Can Inspire Patients to Improve Cardiac Health

February 22nd, 2017|

Motivational interviewing, a clinical approach to communication that leverages open dialogue, empathy and self-motivation, has been shown to have positive health outcomes for patients with chronic conditions.

Five Tips for Creating a Successful Tobacco Cessation Initiative

February 17th, 2017|

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000—or one out of every five—deaths each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Controlling High Blood Pressure Starts with Accurate Measurement

February 13th, 2017|

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 75 million American adults—over a third of the population—are living with high blood pressure.

Cardiac Health Q&A with Cynthia Pamon-Burnett, RN

February 8th, 2017|

Cynthia Pamon-Burnett is a registered nurse with many years of experience in health care. Currently, she serves as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Program Lead for the QIO Program’s Healthy People, Healthy Communities: Improving the Health Status of Communities initiative.

Sharing Blood Pressure Control Best Practices from Across the Country For Heart Month

January 31st, 2017|

American Heart Month, celebrated each February, honors health professionals, researchers and heart health ambassadors whose dedication to fighting heart disease enables countless Americans to live full and active lives. Qsource is sharing blood pressure control best practices from providers across the U.S.

New Guideline on Systolic Blood Pressure for People Aged 60 Years and Older

January 31st, 2017|

The American College of Physicians (ACP) and the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) recently released a joint practice guideline on systolic blood pressure for people aged 60 years and older with hypertension.

African Americans and Hispanics at Higher Risk for Stroke Death

January 3rd, 2017|

Qsource is working to reduce health disparities by supporting Million Hearts ®, a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by the end of 2017.

Bless Your Heart

October 28th, 2016|

Faith communities in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee have access to the resource that can help keep their members healthy.