The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge identifies clinicians, practices, and health systems that have demonstrated exceptional achievements in working with their patients to control hypertension. We will be recognizing those who have achieved blood pressure control (blood pressure reading below 140 mm Hg/90 mm Hg) among 80% of their hypertensive population aged 18–85 years.
The Challenge is open to public and private clinicians, medical practices, and health systems located in the United States. Strategies used by Champions that support hypertension control may be written into a success story and posted on this website.
As of 2020, CDC has recognized 133 Hypertension Control Champions across 40 states and the District of Columbia.
Up to 35 Champions will be recognized.
In addition to recognition on the Million Hearts® and CDC websites, national press releases will be initiated to recognize and congratulate Champions.
Clinical systems and strategies that Champions adopt to support hypertension control will be posted on the Million Hearts® website and attributed to Champions.