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The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects nearly one in two U.S. adults and is a major preventable risk factor for heart disease and stroke.1 Despite the common nature of this condition and a large amount of national attention, only about 24% (26 million) have their blood pressure controlled to ≤130/80 mmHg.1 Regardless of the threshold used to measure control, national rates have stagnated and disparities persist. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension seeks to avert the negative health effects of hypertension across the U.S. by identifying interventions that can be implemented, adapted, and expanded across diverse settings.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General; 2020.

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Bookshelf ID: NBK567645PMID: 33617175

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