High Plains Receives National Award from CDC

Holly Team with Award


The High Plains Community Health Center in Holly, was selected as one of only 18 practices across the country to be named as a “ 2018 Hypertension Champion” by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the Million Hearts Campaign, in a highly competitive national selection process. Million Hearts Campaign is a national initiative to promote cardiovascular health and by doing so, save the lives of one million Americans.

The Holly Clinic shares this honor with three other Colorado practices that have also been recognized as 2018 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions. The Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge is a competition to identify practices, clinicians, and health systems that have worked with their patients to achieve hypertension control rates of at least 80% through innovations in health information technology, patient communication, and health care team approaches. All four Colorado practices were primary care practices participating in AHRQ’s EvidenceNOW project, an initiative dedicated to helping small- and medium-sized primary care practices across the country use the latest evidence to improve the heart health of millions of Americans.

Heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases kill over 800,000 Americans each year, accounting for one in every three deaths. It’s the nation’s number one killer among both men and women and the leading cause of health disparities across the population. To address this issue, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) established Million Hearts®, a five-year initiative co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

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