Using Patient-Centered Team-Based Care to Improve Hypertension Prevention, Detection, and Management in Wisconsin 2017

WNA is pleased to provide two foundational concepts (with accompanying documents) for clinical and community settings to use to improve prevention, detection, and management of hypertension:

  1. Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual Model
  2. Interprofessional Clinical Hypertension Expert Panel Recommendations

These two concepts were designed to address hypertension, but can be applied to other conditions and even preventive initiatives.

One of every three adults in Wisconsin has hypertension or approximately 1.3 million Wisconsin adults. Less than half of adults with hypertension are adequately in control (46%). Among those with uncontrolled hypertension, many adults (40%) are unaware they have it, and another 45% of adults with uncontrolled hypertension are seeking treatment, but it is still not in control. Nearly 90% of U.S. adults with uncontrolled hypertension have a usual source of health care and insurance, representing a missed opportunity for hypertension control (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2012).

The concepts also represent a call to practical action by health systems (herein known as parent organizations) and interprofessional patient health care teams, as well as state and local health departments, institutions of higher education, professional organizations/societies, and others. We strive for systemwide collaboration and partnerships between health systems and communities to accelerate improvements in the prevention, detection, and management of hypertension throughout Wisconsin.

  1. Background
  2. Recommendations
  3. Contributors
  4. Combined Document- Background, Recommendations, Contributors
  5. Patient-Centered Team-Based Care: A Wisconsin-Centric Conceptual Model

For more information, questions, or to champion these concepts and documents please contact:

Gina Dennik-Champion, RN, MSN, MSHA
Project Director, Chronic Disease Prevention Grant
Executive Director, Wisconsin Nurses Association
(608) 221-0383