Achieving blood pressure control takes on greater importance during COVID-19. Black, Latinx and Native American adults—who are disproportionately affected by COVID-19—are less likely than their white counterparts to have their BP controlled. The first step in achieving health equity is to capture accurate race and ethnicity data. This Target: BP™ resource offers three key steps to follow to help improve data collection protocols for physicians and their care teams.
This resource is available to all physicians and health systems as part of Target: BP, a national initiative co-led by the AMA and American Heart Association (AHA). Target: BP helps participating health organizations improve BP control rates through the evidence-based AMA MAP BP™ program, and recognizes organizations committed to improving BP control.