Disease Management to Promote Blood Pressure Control Among African Americans Fishbowl Summary
The purpose of this innovation was to determine whether telephonic nurse disease management was more effective than a home monitoring program for controlling blood pressure among African Americans who were enrolled in a national health plan. The results of this program have been decreased systolic blood pressure and an increased frequency of blood pressure self-monitoring among the participants.
- René Vega is a Senior Medical Director of Aetna Medicaid.
- Judi Consalvo, AHRQ, and Veronica Nieva, Westat
- Robert Like is Professor and Director of the Center for Healthy Families and Cultural Diversity, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. [Perspective: Culture Competence, training emphasis]
- Brian Mittman is co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal Implementation Science and Director of the VA Center for Implementation Practice and Research Support. [Perspective: Innovation and Implementation Expert]
- Patrick Wayte is Vice President of Marketing and Health Education for the American Heart Association (AHA). [Perspective: Stakeholder]
The presentation with accompanying audio is available at http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/aboutmh/innovation_exchange/Vega/index.htm.
A full description of the innovation appears in the AHRQ Health Care Innovations Exchange at http://www.innovations.ahrq.gov/node/4970.