National Hypertension Control Initiative

ICR 202204-0990-005


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National Hypertension Control Initiative
New collection (Request for a new OMB Control Number)   No
Regular 05/11/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved
20,069 0
8,141 0
0 0

As part of the federal response to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has funded a new initiative involving two cooperative agreements with the American Heart Association (AHA) to improve COVID-19-related health outcomes by addressing hypertension (high blood pressure) among racial and ethnic minority populations. The $32 million project from the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care will support the implementation of the National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI), a national initiative to improve blood pressure control among the most at-risk populations, including racial and ethnic minorities. The NHCI will support 350 participating HRSA-funded health centers by providing patient and provider education and training for effective hypertension control as well as integration of remote blood pressure monitoring technology into the treatment of hypertension for patients served by participating health centers. The project will also utilize the American Heart Association's targeted media campaigns and existing partnerships with community-based organizations (CBOs) to help reach Black, Latino, and other impacted communities with i) culturally and linguistically appropriate messages, ii) access to blood pressure screenings, and iii) connection to health centers to encourage proper treatment and management of hypertension of screened individuals. This initiative serves to increase the number of adult patients with controlled hypertension and reduce the potential risk of COVID-related health outcomes. AHA aims to conduct an evaluation to assess the feasibility of the implementation of each of the three NHCI strategies. The findings of this evaluation will inform the improvement and tailoring of AHA’s communication approaches about the importance of and techniques for improving blood pressure control, including the benefits of accurately measuring, rapidly acting, and having a patient-focused approach to blood pressure control.

US Code: 42 USC 300u-6 Name of Law: Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 51673 09/16/2021
87 FR 25645 05/02/2022

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 20,069 0 0 20,069 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 8,141 0 0 8,141 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
This is a new request There are no program changes or adjustments included in this request,

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Lusi Martin-Braswell 240 453-6024 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
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    (ii) Use of information;
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    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
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