Healthy Hearts in Michigan (H2M)

Project: Research project

Project Details


Hypertension affects 75 million Americans and contributes to 410,000 deaths annually. Despite effective, evidence-based interventions, only 54% of affected individuals achieve consistent blood pressure control. Michigan is among the top 10 states with the highest CVD burden, with estimated CVD rate of 1,379 per 100K people. In addition to high CVD rates, MI has a substantial rural population, many of whom live in health care shortage areas. The H2M project will focus on use of EHR-based protocols to identify undiagnosed hypertensive patients, help address barriers to access and healthcare shortages in rural MI by assisting with implementation of remote monitoring and management of HTN through telehealth and self-monitoring of BP programs, and promote tobacco secession interventions. The model will further test the impact of a patient engagement measure on improvements to HTN management and smoking cessation. Northwestern University (NU) will participate as a subcontract awardee and execute work as described in the research plan. NU will lead evaluation, data collection, and analysis effort on the Project. Site will also actively participate in Steering Committee and working group meetings. Payments will be made in accordance to the provided budget documents at the beginning of each project year once the funds have been awarded to coordinating site.
Effective start/end date1/1/2112/31/22


  • Altarum Institute (SC-21-003//1U18HS027954-01)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (SC-21-003//1U18HS027954-01)


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