Self-Measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Action Steps for Public Health Practitioners

This guide provides action steps for public health practitioners on self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring. Topics include: the burden of hypertension, support strategies for and costs associated with SMBP, and health insurance coverage for SMBP monitoring. Public health practitioners can use this guide in efforts to prevent and lower hypertension among populations.


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Practice Role
Care Coordinators
Providers (MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, RNs, LPNs)
Providers & Professionals
Setting/Practice Type
Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Hospital
FQHC or Community Health Center
Large Practice 11 or more
Resource Topics
Care Planning or Care Coordination
Million Hearts
Patient and Family Engagement

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