Thursday, December 18, 2014

Million Hearts in Colorado: New Research Funding for Blood Pressure Control in High-Risk Populations

New funding opportunity will test interventions to improve blood pressure control in minority racial/ethnic, low-income, and rural populations

This funding opportunity hosted by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support up to two patient-centered comparative-effectiveness clinical trials. The initiative is a part of a research partnership among the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). 

The purpose of the clinical trials is to compare alternative, evidence-based approaches to reduce poor hypertension control among high-risk populations, including racial/ethnic minority groups, patients with low socioeconomic status, and individuals residing in rural areas with an above average lifetime risk of cardiovascular disease. Letters of intent are due January 13, 2015, with applications due in February.

High blood pressure management is a key strategy of the  Million Hearts Initiative, an effort to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017.  Colorado participates in this initiative and you can too. Be one in a million - make your commitment and pledge today.

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