Brown & Toland Physicians is Nationally Recognized for Efforts to Reduce Number of Patients with Uncontrolled Blood Pressure
The American Heart Association and American Medical Association presented the Target: BP Silver Award for commitment to prioritizing blood pressure control.
Oakland, Calif. [Sept. 26, 2022] – Brown & Toland Physicians has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association for its commitment to improving blood pressure (BP) control rates, earning Silver level recognition as part of the Target: BP™ initiative.
The Silver award recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to improving blood pressure control through measurement accuracy.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a leading risk factor for heart attacks, strokes and preventable death in the U.S. There are 121.5 million U.S. adults living with hypertension. The is nearly half of all adults in the country. Unfortunately, less than half of them have their BP under control, making both diagnosis and effective management critical. Heart disease and stroke are the No. 1 and No. 5 causes of death, respectively, and stroke is a leading cause of disability.
“Addressing blood pressure management is key for better cardiovascular health–and critical today, when heart disease and stroke continue to be leading causes of death for adults in the U.S.,” said Tasnim Khan, MD, Brown & Toland’s medical director. “High blood pressure is a leading risk factor of heart disease and stroke that can often be prevented or managed if diagnosed and treated properly.”
Target: BP is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and American Medical Association aimed at reducing the number of adults in the U.S. 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 blood pressure control rates using evidence-based protocols and recognizes Brown & Toland’s commitment to improving hypertension control.
“By committing to helping more people in the Bay Area control their blood pressure and reduce their risks for future heart disease and stroke, Brown & Toland Physicians is taking a key step to helping more people live longer, healthier lives,” said Howard Haft, MD, MMM, CPE, FACPE, volunteer expert for the AHA and executive director of the Maryland Primary Care Program, in Baltimore. “Brown & Toland’s participation in the Target: BP initiative shows its dedication to turning clinical guidelines into lifelines for patients and their families.”
Target: BP is a national collaboration between the American Heart Association and American Medical Association to reduce the number of Americans who experience heart attacks and strokes each year by urging physician practices, health systems and patients to prioritize hypertension control. The initiative supports health care organizations to improve blood pressure control rates through use of evidence-based protocols, tools and resources and recognizes organizations for achieving blood pressure control rates within the populations they serve. Learn more at TargetBP.org.
About Brown & Toland Physicians
Brown & Toland Physicians is a leading network of independent doctors focused on delivering personalized and high-quality health care to the San Francisco Bay Area. Its network of more than 3,000 physicians, serving more than 355,000 HMO, ACO and PPO patients, is dedicated to improving care and reducing costs through innovative care management and care coordination programs, use of health care technology, and population health management strategies. Brown & Toland, a Bay Area health care beacon since 1993, collaborates with leading hospitals and health plan providers to provide high-quality care in the Bay Area. To learn more, visit www.brownandtoland.com.
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