- Chronic Conditions
- Dissemination and Implementation
- Health Equity
- Older Adults
- Quality and Safety
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of premature death in Americans (CDC – High Blood Pressure). In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Department of Health Services – Heart Disease).
One in about every 10 people in the United States has diabetes and 1 out of 4 does not know they have it. Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke and can lead to complications such as kidney failure, lower-limb amputations and adult-onset blindness. The combination of the high economic burden accounting for more than 20 percent of health care spending and a 50 percent higher risk of premature death makes diabetes prevention and care a priority (CDC – Diabetes and Prediabetes).
The Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality (WCHQ) and their member health systems support improving hypertension and diabetes control in Wisconsin. WCHQ is pleased to share and address both topics in the 2022 Toolkit for Improving Chronic Conditions, Hypertension & Diabetes: Care & Outcomes.View the toolkit