Kansas Quality of Care Project


Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Background


The Kansas Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program (KHDSPP) has developed a cardiovascular disease quality of care project that addresses systems change for quality of care improvement for patients with high blood pressure in primary care clinics. This was done by adding an integrated focus within the Diabetes Quality of Care Project for care of patients with high blood pressure. The added focus is expected to improve clinic process outcomes and quality care management for patients with high blood pressure. Broadening the Diabetes Quality of Care Project to include a Hypertension Quality of Care component as a specific intervention directed toward non-diabetic patients with high blood pressure utilizes an established infrastructure to direct population-based care for people with high blood pressure.