ICHS recognized by Centers for Disease Control as Hypertension Control Champion

Friday, May 20, 2016

Shoreline ICHS Clinic
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
International Community Health Services (ICHS) has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as one of only 18 Hypertension Control Champions in the nation.

ICHS is the only one in Washington state to be named a 2015 Hypertension Control Champion, which honors health organizations that used evidence-based strategies and patient engagement to help their patients achieve blood pressure control rates at or above the Million Hearts target of 70 percent.

The 18 Champions, ranging from small practices to large health care systems throughout the U.S., provide care to nearly 1.5 million adults.

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high blood pressure, a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. Nearly half of adults with high blood pressure do not have their condition under control.

Even more alarming, millions of Americans have high blood pressure that is undiagnosed or untreated. High blood pressure may also contribute to the development of dementia. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched the Million Hearts national initiative, with public and private partners, in 2011.

ICHS has a major medical and dental clinic in Shoreline at 16549 Aurora Ave N, 98133.



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