High Blood Pressure Study

The purpose of this is to work with doctors’ offices in Lenoir County to assist in better controlling their patients’ high blood pressure.  Together we hope to better understand what makes it easier or harder for both patients and doctors to manage high blood pressure. We will work together on some possible ways to reduce the problems by focusing on high blood pressure medication and making healthy choices in the way we live our lives.

We hope to sign-up 600 to study how well these measures help folks in Lenoir County control their blood pressure.  Although we hope to improve blood pressure control for everyone, we especially hope to reduce the differences in blood pressure control between Whites and African Americans.  Lastly, we will evaluate the costs of carrying-out the program over the long-term.