Heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases kill over 800,000 Americans each year, accounting for one in every three deaths. The Utah Million Hearts Coalition initiative aims to prevent heart attacks and strokes by improving blood pressure measurement and contol. Each year primary care clinics throughout Utah are invited to apply for the Million Hearts Award, the application helps clinics identify what they do well and what they can do better in regards to blood pressure measurement. Selected clinics are awarded a stipend of $500 to make improvements to blood pressure measurments. The graph includes the average hypertension control rate for clinics participatinging in the Million Hearts program throughout the Bear River Health District.
Data note: The number of clinics particpating each year vary depending on who applies. The left side of the graph is the average hypertension control rate and the bottom is the year.