Interprofessional Team Improves Hypertension in African American Men
The purpose of this practice improvement project was to implement an interprofessional team process to increase hypertension control in African American men, aged 21 to 59 years, with newly diagnosed hypertension in a primary care setting. This collaborative interprofessional team-based approach included education, health coaching, and follow-up. The guidelines of the Eighth Joint National Committee guided treatment. Systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure improved after implementation. Culturally appropriate interprofessional practice models acknowledge African American men as full participants in their health care team.
Pitman, Vickie; Hemphill, Jean C.; and Cao, Yan, "Interprofessional Team Improves Hypertension in African American Men" (2023). ETSU Faculty Works. 862.