Some family medicine patients with hypertension may be participating in ‘Know It, Control It,’ a community-based blood pressure management program. The program is designed to help participants self-monitor their blood pressure and make healthy lifestyle changes to control it. Trained blood pressure coaches teach the program using evidence-based strategies to manage cardiovascular disease.
Know It, Control It participants are taught and encouraged to track their blood pressure using the online Check. Change. Control Tracker that was developed by the American Heart Association. This tool can be accessed by providers to augment the self-monitoring of blood pressure with clinical support. Currently the program is being offered at many Senior Centers and by some community paramedicine programs. For more information on the Know It, Control It blood pressure management program, visit the program website at http://startwithyourheart.com/knowitcontrolit/
To create a health care provider account that will allow you to track your patients’ blood pressure in real time, visit the CCC Tracker Provider Center.