• Clinical Guidance

    Hypertension Quality Measures
    NQF # 0018

    Controlling High Blood Pressure

    National Committee for Quality Assurance

    eCQM available* Telehealth eligible

    NQF # 0061 Comprehensive Diabetes Care: Blood Pressure Control (<140/90 mm Hg) National Committee for Quality Assurance

    eCQM available* Telehealth eligible


    Implementation Tools and Considerations

    AAFP TIPS: Quality Improvement

    Train your team on the benefits, concepts, and steps of the quality improvement process to enhance the care you provide. Includes two online learning courses, three customizable slide decks, and six downloadable tools. CME: 1 AAFP Prescribed credit; Free to members.

    Incorporating Lifestyle Medicine into Family Practice
    Lifestyle medicine focuses on five main domains: connectedness, movement, nutrition, recovery, and substance use. When addressing all domains together, lifestyle medicine can address multiple chronic diseases simultaneously.

    AAFP Clinical Practice Guideline: Blood Pressure Targets in Adults with Hypertension (Nov. 14, 2022)

    The AAFP strongly recommends clinicians treat adults who have hypertension to a standard blood pressure target (less than 140/90 mm Hg)
    to reduce the risk of all cause and cardiovascular mortality.


    Clinican Education                                                                

    Continuing Medical Education
    View applicable courses in:
    AAFP CME Hypertension

    AFP Journal   
    AFP By Topic: Hypertension                                       


    Related Resources


    * Forouzanfar MH, Liu P, Roth GA, et al. Global burden of hypertension and systolic blood pressure of at least 110 to 115mmHg, 1990-2015. JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 2017;317(2):165-182. doi:10.1001/JAMA.2016.19043

    ** Muntner P, Carey RM, Gidding S, et al. Potential US Population Impact of the 2017 ACC/AHA High Blood Pressure Guideline. Circulation. 2018;137(2):109-118. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.032582

    *** Kirkland EB, Heincelman M, Bishu KG, et al. Trends in Healthcare Expenditures Among US Adults With Hypertension: National Estimates, 2003-2014. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2018;7(11). doi:10.1161/JAHA.118.008731

    **** Coles, S, Fisher L, Lin K, Lyon C, Vosooney A, Bird MD. Blood Pressure Targets in Adults with Hypertension: A Clinical Practice Guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians. American Family Physician. November 14, 2022. Accessed November 15, 2022. https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/journals/afp/AAFPHypertensionGuideline.pdf