San Diego UBP

Be There San Diego University of Best Practices and San Diego Right Care NIH Demonstration Project Steering Committee Leaders:

Anthony DeMaria, MD, University of Best Practices Chair; Immediate past Editor in-Chief, Journal of American College of Cardiology; Founding Director, UCSD Cardiovascular Center and Judith and Jack White UCSD Professor of Cardiology
Judith White, Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Patient Champion
Jim Dudl, MD, University of Best Practices Data Committee Mentor; Clinical Lead, Care Management Institute, Kaiser
Parag Agnihotri, MD, Medical Director, Continuum of Care, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group; Leader Be There San Diego Clinical Committee


As part of the Be there San Diego campaign to create a heart attack and stroke-free zone, the team adopted a Simplified Hypertension Treatment Approach

Example programs:

May 4,  2013

  • Maximizing Integration of Clinical Pharmacists in Chronic Disease Management: Model from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Anthony P. Morreale, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FASHP, Assistant Chief Consultant for Clinical Pharmacy Services and Healthcare Delivery Services Research, Department of Veterans Affairs. (PDF) (PowerPoint)

February 11, 2013

  • Million Hearts: Changing the Heart Health of the Nation Together–Janet Wright, Director, CDC Million Hearts Campaign (PDF) (PowerPoint)

January 7, 2013

  • It Takes a Village to Eradicate Heart Disease–John A. Osborne, MD, PhD, FACC, Director & Founder of State of the Heart Cardiology. (PDF) (PowerPoint)