Juniper Health is one of just 18 organizations across the nation – and the only organization in Kentucky – to be recognized as a 2018 Hypertension Control Champion by the Million Hearts® initiative. (Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure.) The 18 recognized health care organizations were able to achieve blood pressure control for at least 80% of their adult patients diagnosed with hypertension.
Million Hearts® is a national initiative that is focused on preventing one million heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular events by 2022. Heart attacks and strokes are preventable, yet they remain the leading causes of death, disability, and health spending in the United States. The initiative’s goal is to keep people healthy, optimize care, and improve outcomes within priority populations most at risk for heart attacks and strokes, including patients with high blood pressure.
Juniper Health is a non-profit Community Health Center organization with four primary care sites in the rural Kentucky communities of Beattyville, Campton, Jackson, and West Liberty. The organization provides pediatric and adult medical care, behavioral health care, oral health care, social services, and diabetes interventions including Diabetic Self-Management Education (DSME) and the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). More information can be found at www.juniperhealth.org.