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Improving the Screening, Prevention, and Management of Hypertension

An Implementation Tool for Clinic Practice Teams

This 130-page publication is for health care professionals and specifically clinic practice teams. It is meant to serve as a quality improvement guide and a compilation of resources to support practices in their efforts to improve blood pressure control. Blood pressure control is essential to the prevention of complications in people with diabetes.


You can download this publication as a free PDF from the Health Education Resource Exchange.

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...activities, ideas, best practices, links and resources for the Washington State Diabetes Network to foster collaboration and communication. The Washington State Diabetes Network is a broad array of organizations and people working in public, private, tribal, community and academic/training sectors to prevent and control diabetes and hypertension among residents of Washington.

 2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number for people to call for health and human service information and referrals and other assistance to meet their needs, including diabetes prevention and management. Dial 2-1-1 or visit

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Too much sodium can raise blood pressure. The Food and Drug Administration is issuing for draft voluntary targets for reducing sodium in commercially processed and prepared food. To view the draft guidelines and provide comment, visit the FDA's Sodium Reduction webpage.