DPH seeking ‘Hypertension Control Champions’

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has launched the ‘2020 Georgia Hypertension Control Champion Initiative’ – which is designed to “identify and recognize public and private clinicians, practices, and health systems that are successful in working with their patients to achieve hypertension control rates between 65 percent to 80 percent over a 12-month period through innovations in health information technology and electronic health records, patient communication and team-based care approaches.”

DPH says that up to 10 ‘Hypertension Control Champions’ will receive $2,500 to $15,000 to “facilitate the implementation of additional innovations to lead to further improvements in hypertension control rates, share their successes, tools and approaches statewide, to assist other practices and health systems in achieving successful blood pressure control.”

Health professionals, medical practices and health systems can submit applications through Monday, January 13. DPH will announce the award recipients by the end of January.

Applications should be submitted to valerie.riley@dph.ga.gov.

Contact Valerie Riley at valerie.riley@dph.ga.gov or 404.657.0603 with questions.

DPH ‘Hypertension Control Champion Initiative’ application

DPH ‘Hypertension Control Champion Initiative’ RFP