2018 Hypertension Symposium

May 30, 2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
18155 Bluemound Road, Brookfield, WI, 53045



  • Hypertension Symposium Agenda
  • Map of Diagnosed Hypertension by County:
    The Wisconsin Department of Health, Division of Public Health (DPH), Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP)
  • Understanding the National Landscape:
    National Million Hearts® Initiative, Janet Wright, MD FACC, Executive Director, Million Hearts® Initiative, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Understanding the State Landscape:
    Mark Wegner, MD, MPH, Chronic Disease Medical Advisor, Wisconsin DHS, DPH
  • Alignment with Million Hearts WI:
    Rebecca Thompson, CPA, MPH, CFRE, Executive Director, Wisconsin Community Health Fund
  • Panel Presentations 1 and 2
  • CDPP Heart Health in Wisconsin Fact Sheet
  • Communities of Practice  
  • Million Hearts® 2022 Framework
  • Million Hearts® Wisconsin Framework
    Million Hearts® Wisconsin Framework, under the direction of the Wisconsin Chronic Disease Prevention Program and the Wisconsin Heart Disease and Stroke Alliance, works to serve as a beacon for statewide heart health improvement and the building of community-clinical linkage systems in collaboration with state team partners*
    *State Team Partners are defined as staff from the Department of Health Services, Wisconsin chronic disease contracted partners, public health, health systems, medical providers, payers, businesses, higher education and other community organizations who work to advance heart health. The Healthy Hearts Wisconsin® Network also strives to collaborate with the Diabetes Advisory Group and healthTIDE to combat heart disease, diabetes and obesity through shared cross-cutting evidence-based practices. A majority of the state’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program efforts are supported by the CDC.
  • Million Hearts® Wisconsin Blood Pressure Improvement Challenge Heart to Heart Success Stories – DPH publication number P-02001 (10/2017)



American Heart Association

Target: BP 
A program from the American Heart Association & American Medical Association to assist providers with best practices around hypertension control and offer recognition for achieving clinical success.

Check, Change, Control®
An evidenced-based, American Heart Association tool to track SMBP.  It can be utilized by individual users and/or for implemented across an employer/organization for blood pressure education and control.


Taking an Accurate Blood Pressure Reading – Outpatient Adults
(E-learning module)
Purpose: To provide an overview of proper blood pressure (BP) measurement technique for ambulatory patients using evidence-based research. As guidelines may change over time, this module does not address diagnosis or treatment of hypertension or other conditions. Ideally, this module is used as part of a course that includes a skills-based competency check with an experienced trainer. It also serves as a valuable refresher course training for already experienced professionals.
Intended Audience: Healthcare professionals who take BP measurements for adult (18 years and older) patients in an ambulatory or community based setting

Patient Self-Measurement of Blood Pressure
(E-learning module)
Purpose: To provide an overview of proper patient education in self-measurement of blood pressure (SMBP) for ambulatory patients using evidence-based research.
Intended Audience: Health care professionals in an ambulatory or community-based setting who teach adult patients (18 years and older) to self-measure their blood pressure.

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia toolkit  
($20 for nonmembers)
The Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia toolkit contains pertinent clinical guidelines, medication review strategies and clinical pearls for managing medications for patients with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Each toolkit comes with a video on how to apply the information contained in the toolkit

Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin Medication Adherence toolkit
($20 for nonmembers)
PSW Medication Adherence toolkit Supplemental Material
The Medication Adherence toolkit and workflow contains motivational interviewing strategies and coaching tips for identifying barriers to medication adherence and solutions to the identified barriers. Supplemental material is available on the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin website.

Information on how to refer patients for Wisconsin Pharmacy Quality Collaborative Comprehensive Medication Review
WPQC is a network of accredited pharmacies that provide Comprehensive Medication Review Services statewide to eligible, high risk Medicaid members and locally to low income older adults in Dane County through the United Way of Dane County. Visit the website to learn more about how to refer eligible patients to a participating pharmacy.

UW Population Health Institute

Chronic Disease Quality Improvement Project: HEDIS® 2017 Data 
The Chronic Disease Quality Improvement Project (CDQIP) aims to prevent chronic disease and improve the quality of care. This longstanding partnership includes many Wisconsin health plans, the UW Population Health Institute, the Department of Health Services, and others. Each year, participating health plans voluntarily submit commercial HEDIS® data, which is used to inform and target the group’s efforts. The group’s HEDIS® 2017 results are summarized here.

Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality

NOTE: Information about the WCHQ Toolkits for hypertension, diabetes and colorectal cancer will be presented at the Statewide Quality Improvement Event scheduled for June 19, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information contact WCHQ at info@wchq.org 

Wisconsin Community Health Fund

Wisconsin Take Heart Tote
The Wisconsin Take Heart Tote was created by the Wisconsin Community Health Fund to carry useful national and state created ready-to-go ideas and resources to promote, embrace and celebrate healthy hearts. Take action today – Go Red and participate in advocacy activities, publish a newspaper, newsletter or social media article, host a Heart Health Event, share education with others – love your heart and many hearts throughout Wisconsin!

Wisconsin Nurses Association

Using Patient-Centered Team-Based Care to Improve Hypertension Prevention, Detection, and Management in Wisconsin 2017  
Combined Document – Background, Recommendations, Contributors
Patient-Centered Team-Based Care: A Working Conceptual Model
WNA is pleased to release two foundational and complementary documents to improve the prevention, detection, and management of hypertension in Wisconsin using patient-centered team-based care. These recommendations are consistent with the newly released guidelines from the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and others on November 13, 2017.

WNA Hypertension Training Resources
Resources for all healthcare providers for continued education on hypertension as well as patient-centered plans for how to teach self-measured blood pressure (SMBP).

Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association

RN Care Management Guideline
(may display as a separate Word file at the bottom of your screen – click to open)
Shared with permission from Partnership Community Health Center, this guideline helps primary care practices implement a robust care management program. The guideline outlines the roles of those involved, including patients, registered nurses, and providers. Educational topics, care plans, and frequency of patient communication within the program are also outlined. Despite the details within this document, it is suggested that each primary care practice adopt a care management program that suits their own workflows and patient populations.

Eat.Move.Thrive Resource Brochure
Eat.Move.Thrive Non-Pharmaceutical Prescription Pad – English
Eat.Move.Thrive Non-Pharmaceutical Prescription Pad – Spanish
Shared with permission by K-HIP, this tool is for healthcare providers, health educators, or any other direct patient care role, such as RN care managers. The tool is meant to help establish patient health outcomes goals, such as eating healthier, being more physically active, or becoming more emotionally and mentally healthy.
K-HIP, Kenosha Health Improvement Project, was launched in 2016 to improve the health of the community through policy, system, and environmental strategies. The K-HIP coalition consists of healthcare providers, grocery stores, farmer markets, and local community members and organizations. By working together, we can build a Culture of Health. For more information, please call RKCAA at (262) 657-0840.
K-HIP’s three primary focus areas include:
1. Encouraging healthy food choices at grocery stores through enhanced food promotions.
2. Increasing the number of farmer’s markets that accept SNAP and WIC farmer market checks.
3. Encouraging providers to participate in the healthy prescription program, Eat. Move. Thrive.
“K-HIP is funded by the National WIC Association and U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and administered by the Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency’s (RKCAA) Women Infants and Children clinic.”
A video about this resource can be found on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWL_0xbVogQ