Heart disease and stroke combined are the leading causes of death in Washington State, and both of which share hypertension and high cholesterol as major risk factors.
This site is dedicated to helping health professionals and community-based partners reduce the impact of cardiovascular diseases in our communities.
The Washington State Department of Health’s Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes Prevention Program maintains this site in collaboration with partners in the Cardiovascular and Diabetes Network Leadership Team.
Revised 2020 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Change Package
Optimal blood pressure control is within our reach. While the science behind cardiovascular risk reduction is continually evolving, strong evidence suggests that the systematic approach to hypertension management can significantly improve hypertension-related care processes and outcomes.
CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is pleased to announce the release of the second edition of the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Change Package (HCCP), available at: https://millionhearts.hhs.gov/tools-protocols/action-guides/htn-change-package/index.html. This update was prompted by the release of updated clinical guidelines, development of new resources, and advances in quality improvement.
Recognizing that now more than ever it is important to reach the goal of achieving 80% control among people living with high blood pressure, the Million Hearts® team revised the HCCP for 2020 with the latest evidence- and practice-based tools and resources to help health systems and clinical teams systematically address hypertension in outpatient clinical settings. This edition includes tools developed by 20 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions and the health centers that implemented the 2015 HCCP in collaboration with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC).
Stroke Education Resources
Now is a crucial time to remind patients at risk of stroke of the signs and symptoms, and the importance of calling 911.
Use these new resources to get the word out through videos, social media graphics, print materials, and more
COVID- 19 Resources
- Washington State Coronavirus Response Site
- COVID-19 Information from the Washington State Department of Health
- Resources for Adults 60+ and people with underlying health conditions
- From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Resources for People Who Need to Take Extra Precautions
- The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors fact sheet for general audiences, "Chronic Disease and COVID-19: What You Need to Know," in English and in Spanish.
- COVID-19 Resources from the American Heart Association
What would you like to do?
This site contains information, resources, links, and actions to take to improve the health of our communities and reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease in our state.
- Use Team-Based Care to improve your patients’ cardiovascular health (without adding to the burden of your primary care providers)
- Use health data to improve high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol in your population
- Find the Great 8 Tool for cardiovascular health improvement (available in 24 languages)
- Partner with Community Health Workers to improve your population’s health
- Partner with Pharmacists to improve your population’s health
- Link with community resources to improve your population’s health