Hypertension is a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke, which together account for more than 18,000 deaths in New York City. Local data suggest the rate of controlled blood pressure among patients diagnosed with hypertension is lowest among Black adults (59%), compared to White (73%), Asian (73%) and Latino adults (69%).* As a health care provider, you play a critical role in identifying hypertension, promoting self-management and supporting medication adherence to help your patients achieve blood pressure control.
*Among a subset of 300-400 New York City primary care practices that serve ~1,000,000 patients age 18-85 that had at least one visit for health care in the past year (2016). Blood pressure control is defined as <140/90 mmHg.