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Mississippi Hypertension Specialist Initiative

High blood pressure management requires a coordinated effort of front-line health care providers and physicians with documented hypertension expertise.

To improve hypertension management in Mississippi, the MSDH Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program is collaborating with the American Society of Hypertension to implement the Mississippi Hypertension Specialist Initiative.

About the Initiative

The Mississippi Hypertension Specialist Initiative is a unique, population-based quality improvement initiative geared toward improving cardiovascular health outcomes of Mississippians. The goals of the Initiative are to:

  • Increase physicians' knowledge and skills in managing complex and treatment-resistant hypertension.
  • Increase the number of designated hypertension specialists in Mississippi. Hypertension specialists are recognized physicians with expert skills and knowledge in managing clinical hypertension.
  • Increase the number of American Society of Hypertension (ASH) certified hypertension centers in Mississippi.
  • Improve clinical outcomes in patients with hypertension.

Become a Hypertension Specialist

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Publications

To learn more about the Hypertension Specialist Initiative, see this article in the August 2011 issue of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

Hypertension Specialists in Mississippi

Since 2010, seven Mississippi physicians have been designated as ASH Hypertension Specialist through the Mississippi Hypertension Specialist Initiative and two ASH certified hypertension practice centers.

For more detailed information about the Mississippi Hypertension Specialist Initiative, please contact the MSDH Office of Preventive Health at 601-206-1559.

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Last reviewed on Jul 15, 2016

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