Million Hearts®: Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes with Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Healthcare and Aging Network (HAN).

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Includes complimentary CE credits

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This web seminar will provide an overview of Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2022. The web seminar will provide an overview of the implementation of a self-measured blood pressure monitoring (SMBP) program with clinical support in collaboration with community-based organizations, and will showcase local interventions for older adults to improve hypertension control using the Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring (SMPB) Program and describe tools to expand SMBP nationwide. Presenters will share and discuss findings and results from the first year implementing SMBP. 

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Describe and define the Million Hearts® Initiative;
  • Identify established goals and high impact evidenced-based strategies in community and clinical settings to achieve the Million Hearts® targets;
  • Describe an eight-week implementation model that aligns with Million Hearts®; and,
  • Describe how any community can apply the Million Hearts® framework to prevent heart attacks and strokes.


Jessica%20Barnett.jpgJessica Barnett is an administrative assistant and program analyst for IHRC Inc., working to support the Million Hearts® and ADS teams within CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. In this role she provides administrative support and works in Million Hearts’® recognition programs, including the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge and the Million Hearts® Hospital/Health System Recognition Program. Before coming to CDC she worked as a Health Educator at a local-level health department, Cobb and Douglas Public Health, implementing nutrition and physical activity programs with youth. Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and a Master of Public Health degree from Georgia State University. 



Roger%20Williams.jpgMinister Roger Williams II is director of health ministry at the Canoga Park Presbyterian Church Family Rescue Center and the community free clinic. As a medical technologist he designs, plans, develops and implements public health campaigns that help at-risk populations reduce morbidity from chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. 



Jenna%20Hauss%20%20Headshot.jpgJenna Hauss is director of Strategic Initiatives and Community Based Services at ONEgeneration, working alongside executive leadership to assist with in developing, expanding, and coordinating between systems of care, strengthening the overall continuity of care for older adults as they age in place.