Resources from the Clinicians of the Capitol Region Right Care Initiative

Hypertension Treatment Algorithm and Tools*

Compiled from the 2017 ACC/AHA/AAPA/ABC/ACPM/AGS/APhA/ASH/ASPC/NMA/PCNA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines

  • Hypertension Treatment Algorithm
    (Updated 08.16.18 – ready for printing)
    Please note that this document MUST be printed as a front-and-back pocket card or as a two page document, as the citations are formatted to be printed as such, and cannot be separated.

*For accompanying details on the Hypertension Treatment Pocket Card, see Dr. William J. Bommer’s Hypertension presentation (October 8, 2018) here.

How to Check Blood Pressure (Vietnamese)

How to Check Blood Pressure (Cantonese)

How to Check Blood Pressure (Mandarin)



Other free resources available online for use by health care organizations and front-line teams.

CDC National Hypertension Meeting- September 9, 10, 2019

CDC announced its intent to form a Hypertension Control Consortium representing a diversity of sectors to continue what began at the meeting and support the achievement of a national hypertension control rate of 80%.  The goals of the Hypertension Control Consortium are to establish an active consortium unified in its efforts to achieve 80% hypertension control, actively spotlight the need for improved hypertension control in the U.S., and share best practices for hypertension control.  

Attached below, please find the September meeting report, the graphic recordings of the meeting, and the presentations given during the meeting.

My Action Plan to Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes Pledge Card 

A motivational tool to educate and raise awareness on actionable steps to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The intended audience of the tool includes faith groups, pharmacies, physicians and their patients and the general public.

Download the tool here.

AMGF Measure Up/Pressure Down January Webinar – Three Years in Review: Lessons Learned & Next Steps

Presented by the MU/PD Team (Presentation) (Video)

Blood Pressure Measurement Tools

The American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association
Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.

The American Medical Association
From advocating on behalf of physicians and patients to addressing their day-to-day needs–the AMA is working to shape a healthier future.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Calculator

Astro-CHARM: 10-Year ASCVD Risk Calculator with Coronary Artery Calcium by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute

The App is intended for informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional care by a qualified medical professional

Diabetes Management Tools

The Diabetes Download
The Diabetes Download provides answers to all sorts of common, and uncommon, diabetes questions. Learn from experts—from doctors to chefs, and more.

Cornerstones4Care Diabetes Download Video Series – Breaking Down Diabetes
Episode 1: What is Diabetes? | Episode 2: Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes | Episode 3: Diabetes by the Numbers
Episode 4: Blood Sugar and the Body | Episode 5: Diabetes Treatment Options | Episode 6: Diabetes Management

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Diabetes Page
Navigate here for resources to get you started on your diabetes management journey.

Hypertension Management Tools from the Million Hearts Campaign

Million Hearts® brings together existing efforts and new programs to improve health across communities and help Americans live longer, healthier, more productive lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are the co-leaders of Million Hearts® within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working alongside other federal agencies including the Administration for Community Living, National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Food and Drug Administration, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Office of the National Coordinator, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Key private-sector partners include the American Heart Association, and YMCA, among many others.

Stroke Awareness Videos from the Ethnic Health Institute

The Ethnic Health Institute is a community service of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, engaged in coordinating health education, research, health provider training and community outreach and awareness for the entire community, with a special focus on the underserved and minority populations.

This film describes: What is a Stroke; Knowing the Signs and Risk Factors; How to treat a Stroke; and How to Prevent a Stroke. Film was funded by The California Wellness Foundation and created with the collective efforts of the Alta Bates Summit Ethnic Health Institute, National Institutes of Health and LMA Films.

More information about EHI can be found at
Call (510) 869-8223 with questions and comments.

Video Series (English)- Stroke: A Brain Attack
Video Series (Spanish)
Video Series (Cantonese)

TED Talk – Margaret Heffernan: Dare to Disagree

If you want to speed the uptake of new life-saving medical knowledge, watch this story about x-rays, presented by Margaret Heffernan at TEDGlobal 2012. TED Talk Link

Interplay of Objective Sleep Duration and Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases on Cause‐Specific Mortality

To read about the interaction between sleep and cardiovascular disease, please click here.

California Department of Public Health–Prevention Forward Project

Please click the links below to learn more about imperative fields within chronic disease prevention.

Last Revised: 3/18/20