Community Health Center Hub

We’re here for you! Welcome to the resource hub for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded Community Health Centers. This page will provide information to help your health center succeed in lowering blood pressure rates in your community.

 2022 Core Curriculum Calendar of Events

Q2 Measure Accurately Protocol Workshop & Chart Review 17-May 12: 00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT
Quarterly Data Collection & Review Workshop 8-Jun 12: 00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT
SMBP Journey Forum 28-Jun 12: 00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT
Q3 Act Rapidly Treatment Algorithm Workshop & Chart review 26-Jul 12: 00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT
Partner with Patients Webinar 23-Aug 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
Quarterly Data Collection & Review Workshop 13-Sep 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
SMBP Journey Forum 27-Sep 12: 00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. CT
Q4 Special Topics: Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) 18-Oct 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
Clinic/Community Linkages Webinar 1-Nov 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
Quarterly Data Collection & Review Workshop 15-Nov 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
SMBP Journey Forum 13-Dec 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

2022 Marketing & Communications Quarterly Meetings

Quarter 2 Tuesday, May 11 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
Quarter 3 Tuesday, September 20 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT
Quarter 4 Tuesday, December 6 12: 00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. CT

2022 Training and Marketing Sessions

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2021 Training Sessions

Catch up on the latest information from our monthly Community Health Center webinar series by replying the sessions and downloading the presentations. Please note that technical assistance is available to health centers that are a part of the National Hypertension Control Initiative.

Access past webinars

Learning Journeys

Blood Pressure Measurement & Management Training Tools

Different people need different information about high blood pressure depending on the stage of their diagnosis. The American Heart Association has created learning journeys to guide health care professionals, community businesses and organizations, and people like you with information to measure and manage blood pressure.

The following resources have been divided into categories for easy access.

  • Patient resources on understanding, improving and self-measuring blood pressure
  • Community-based organization resources for understanding and measuring blood pressure in neighborhoods
  • Health care professional resources for blood pressure measuring and management training

Community-Based Organizations


Across the U.S., community-based organizations have provided social support, care and services to people of all ages and cultures. These organizations may help promote health and behavior change, meet community resource needs, and address social determinants of health for people and patients within the community.

Health Care Providers


Health care professionals are vital allies to patients diagnosed with high blood pressure. Their role is critical to helping patients achieve and sustain blood pressure control with lifestyle modification and medication adherence.

Patients / Caregiver

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High blood pressure may lead to heart disease, stroke and worse COVID-19 outcomes. The Office of Minority Health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Heart Association have joined forces to help you better address the condition.

Resource Library

This library houses resources to support patients and community health centers seeking to improve blood pressure control through the use of self-monitored blood pressure (SMBP). The resources are separated by audience and cover a range of topics including clinical preparedness, patient education and training, correct measurement techniques, and the use of loaner programs.

Community Health Center Resource Library

These resources are intended to support clinical providers in the implementation of SMBP. Topics include the scientific evidence and rationale for SMBP, technical considerations for SMBP, patient education, and details on the MAP framework.

Community-based Organization and Patient Resource Library

These educational resources are intended to support community-based organizations and  patients in successfully conducting SMBP.  Topics include a description of SMBP, how to correctly do it, and supporting materials.

Administrative/IT Resource Library

These resources are intended to support administrative and IT staff in health centers in implementing the necessary structural supports for SMBP. Topics include billing codes for SMBP, setup and management of loaner device programs, equipment, operations, and workflow considerations, and details on annual recognition through Target:BP.

Taking a new look at blood pressure measurement

We’re grateful to continue working with health centers around the country to refresh and expand educational awareness around blood pressure measurement and management approaches.

While we work together to improve patient blood pressure control rates, we’re connecting with health centers around the country to learn more about the changes in their centers.

Our latest story comes from the Perry Country Medical Center in Tennessee.

Read the full story from our chat with Kristie Allen, a nurse who serves as a quality improvement coordinator at the center. Disponible en Español

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Share Your Story

Help us get the word out about your team and the changes in your health center.

Whether it’s a great a picture of your team having fun, a patient anecdote or an overview of the center’s new approach to measuring blood pressure, your stories can encourage patients and other health care professionals to improve their measurement and management practices.

Please email us at nhci@heart.org to share your stories and photos.    Comparte tu historia

Get Down With Your Blood PressureReady to share the "Get Down With Your Blood Pressure" campaign with your health center?

Check out our list of resources from social media messages to printable posters, available in English and Spanish, that can help you share the importance of self-measuring your blood pressure.

Technical Assistance & FAQs 

If you have additional questions or need further help implementing NHCI in your community health center, submit a ticket.

Non-enrolled community health centers and others, email nhci@heart.org for additional support or questions.