Join us next week for the May session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Hypertension: Detect, Connect, Control.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, May 21 at 1 p.m. (EDT) at www.cdc.gov/about/grand-rounds
. The webcast link is only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing.
This session of CDC Public Health Grand Rounds will explore hypertension, or high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 800,000 people die in the United States each year from cardiovascular disease, which is 1 out of every 3 deaths. Some health conditions, as well as lifestyle and genetic factors, can put people at a higher risk for developing high blood pressure. An estimated 67 million United States adults have hypertension: almost 36 million of them have uncontrolled hypertension. High blood pressure is called the "silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms, and many people don't realize they have it. It is estimated that high blood pressure cost the United States $47.5 billion annually in direct medical expenses.
Please join us to learn about public health and clinical approaches to better identify, treat, and control high blood pressure.
Janet Wright, MD, FACC
Executive Director, Million Hearts®
Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, CDC
“Hypertension: Where Public Health and Clinical Care Intersect”
Michael Rakotz, MD
Former Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Family Medicine
North Shore University Health System, Northwestern University
Director of Population and Virtual Health, Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group
“Improved Detection of Hypertension Using Electronic Screening Algorithms and Quality Improvement Measures”
Peter Basch, MD, FACP
Medical Director, MedStar Million Hearts™
Medical Director, Ambulatory EHR and Health IT Policy
MedStar Health, Columbia, MD
“What a Large Health System Can Do to Improve Hypertension Control”
Claudia Siegel, MA, MPA
Director, Office of Health Information and Improvement
Philadelphia Department of Public Health
“Public-Private Partnerships on Hypertension: A Health Priority for Philadelphia”
Tanja Popovic, MD, PhD, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
John Iskander, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Manager, Public Health Grand Rounds
Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education. Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.