In CentraState’s six-week Managing Hypertension program, health coaches consult with patients on topics including hypertension education, medication adherence, communication with primary care physicians, and the importance of self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP). Following the Million Hearts model, this free program reinforces physician treatment plans.
Strong scientific evidence shows that SMBP plus clinical support helps those with hypertension lower their blood pressure. In fact, a pilot study1 demonstrated the benefits of this approach among Managing Hypertension participants. The study found that 70 percent of participants achieved lower blood pressure, 80 percent remained engaged for the duration of the program, and 100 percent of these patients self-monitored their blood pressure at home—which is now becoming a standard of care for hypertension management.
No prescription is necessary for this program.
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1. James J. Matera, DO, internal medicine physician and medical director of population health, Kimberly Simers, MHA, assistant vice president of integrative health, and Alison Cleary, MSN, manager of population health. The Effect of Health Coaching and Population Health on Hypertension. Consultant360.com.