Reducing Racial Disparities Through Improved Hypertension Control in African Americans

Project Overview (PDF)

7th Funding Cycle Development Award

    Project Start Date:    January 1, 2012
    Project End Date:      December 31, 2013
    Award Amount:         $188,955

Project Goal Statement: To develop, implement and evaluate a portable, cost-effective hypertension control strategy in a primary care setting serving low-income African Americans.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Allison Kos, DO, Progressive Community Health Centers
Additional Community Partner Organization Names:

  • American Heart Association
  • Center for Urban Population Health
  • Lindsay Heights Neighborhood Health Alliance
  • Milwaukee Area Health Education Center
  • Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association
  Academic Partner:

Primary Academic Partner: Theodore Kotchen, MD, Department of Medicine

  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by the project partners)
  • Articles
    • Article in Washington Park Beat community newspaper, Feb 2012 issue, about the HWPP grant and hypertension project
    • Summary of program included in the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association eNewsletter
  • Outreach Materials / Events
    • Developed handouts for group sessions based on curriculum from the American Heart Association’s “Life Simple Seven”
    • Conducted Community Health Worker training session (January-September 2012)
    • Community Health Worker participated in the Milwaukee Area Health Alliance Best Practices Conference (June 2012)
    • Developed a project overview brochure that is shared during all clinic tours
    • Presentation by the project's community health worker (CHW) to the class of new CHWs trained by the Area Health Education Center (September 2012)
    • Developed training manual and sample scripts for leading each group session
    • Participation by Dr. Tully in the Walk With a Doc program to share information from the program curriculum (November 2013)
  • Poster
    • Presented poster at Leading the Way Joint Conference – Tully M, Kos A, Witcher C, Kotchen T. Health is Your Wealth: Focus on Hypertension-a Research Project.  Leading the Way: A Joint Conference of Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin and Wisconsin Partnership Program. September 27, 2012.
    • Poster presentation at the Milwaukee Area Health Alliance (MAHA) Community Health Worker Best Practices Conference (May 30, 2012)
    • Poster presentation at the HWPP 10th Anniversary Conference (May 8, 2014)
  • Presentation
    • Presentation at the meeting of the Wisconsin Heart Disease and Stroke Alliance (January 2013)
    • Presentation at the HWPP 7th CEnR Conference (September 17, 2013)
    • Presentation at the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association Fall Learning Session (September 26, 2013)
  • Video
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