The California Chronic Care Coalition Joins the National Hypertension Control Roundtable
March 3, 2020
March 3, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3rd, 2020
SACRAMENTO, CA – The California Chronic Care Coalition is pleased to announce our commitment to the National Hypertension Control Roundtable® (NHCR) as a founding member. The NHCR is a public, private and non-profit partnership dedicated to improving national hypertension control rates from ~50% to 80% and reducing disparities in hypertension control by 2025.
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, poses a serious and significant public health risk to our society. This condition currently affects one in three U.S. adults, and data indicate that hypertension rates are increasing among young adults. Hypertension currently contributes to one in seven cardiovascular-related deaths. The cost associated with hypertension in the U.S. is $51 billion annually, including $47.5 billion in medical expenditures. Although the burden and cost associated with hypertension are well documented, the national rate of hypertension control hovers around 50% with little to no improvement in the last decade. Controlling hypertension is critical to protecting our nation’s health – now and in the future – from heart disease, stroke and other chronic diseases.
One thing is clear, business as usual will not suffice. We must coordinate our efforts to find tangible, sustainable, innovative, and fiscally sound strategies to curb hypertension and the public health challenge it presents. We join CDC and other founding members in support of the roundtable objectives to bring coordination to efforts to achieve a national hypertension control rate of 80% and reduce disparities in hypertension control in the United States by 2025. We look forward to working with the NHCR’s interim leadership and fellow founding members to spotlight the challenge of hypertension control.
About the National Hypertension Control Roundtable®
The National Hypertension Control Roundtable® NHCR is a public, private and non-profit partnership dedicated to improving national hypertension control rates from ~50% to 80% by 2025. Established in 2020, the NHCR is comprised of more than 50 national entities acting in concert to achieve 80% hypertension control. The NHCR is committed to actively spotlight the need for improved hypertension control in the United States by:
• Sharing evidence-based interventions amongst Roundtable members.
• Implementing evidence-based interventions in Roundtable organizations.
• Engaging and recruiting industry colleagues in the effort to control hypertension rates.
• Supporting the promotion of publications (articles; case studies) and Roundtable members’ successful hypertension control activities.
• Highlighting hypertension control activities external to the Roundtable.
• Promoting prioritization of hypertension control in primary care.
• Member/patient engagement.
The NHCR anticipates sponsoring its first national meeting in the Fall of 2020. The NHCR is open to additional supporting organizations and will manage membership inquiries on a rolling basis. Membership information can be obtained by contacting the NHCR at HTN80@cdc.gov or by reviewing our planned activities at the NHCR website.
The California Chronic Care Coalition is a unique alliance of more than 30 leading consumer health organizations including physician and provider groups representing Californians living with chronic condition. We advise and promote the collaborative work of policy makers, industry leaders and patient-centered stakeholders emphasizing access to affordable, quality healthcare focusing on all levels of prevention, coordinated care, and the wellness and longevity of patients.
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