Press Release: AHA, AMA celebrate Care Ring for commitment to prioritizing blood pressure control


Care Ring earns national recognition for efforts to reduce number of patients with uncontrolled blood pressure.

The American Heart Association and American Medical Association celebrate Charlotte organization for commitment to prioritizing blood pressure control

Charlotte, NC — Care Ring has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for their commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among the patient populations they serve, earning Participation level recognition as part of the 2020 Target: BP™ Recognition Program.

The Participation award recognizes practices that have submitted data and committed to reducing the number of adult patients with uncontrolled BP.

Hypertension (high BP) is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, and preventable death in the U.S. In addition, there are 116 million U.S. adults living with high BP and less than half of those people have their BP under control – making both diagnosing and effectively managing hypertension critical. And following the Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to prioritize hypertension control in the U.S. and research in JAMA showing that overall rates of BP control have declined in recent years, optimizing hypertension control could not be more timely or needed.

“Care Ring is committed to providing the highest level of care to all, and the Target: BP initiative is right in line with our mission. The individuals we serve come to us with a host of challenges, with many needing assistance controlling high blood pressure. We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association for our efforts to help reduce heart attacks and strokes,” said Carolyn Mullins, Chief Operating Officer of Care Ring.

Target: BP is a national collaboration between the AHA and the AMA aimed at reducing the number of Americans who suffer from heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize BP control. The initiative aims to help health care organizations improve BP control rates through use of the evidence-based AMA MAP BP™ quality improvement program, and recognizes organizations committed to improving blood pressure control.

The Target: BP Recognition Program celebrates physician practices and health systems, who treat patients with hypertension, for achieving BP control rates at or above 70 percent within the populations they serve. These achievements will ultimately lead to a reduction in the number of Americans who suffer heart attacks and strokes.

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Kelly Musante, Chief Development Officer, [email protected]

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