Team-Based Care to Improve Blood Pressure Control: Recommendation of the Community Preventive Services Task Force

Authors: The Community Guide
Year: 2014
State: NatDoc: National Document
Website link:
Publicly Available: Yes
Certification: CHW role scope of practice, Competencies
Evidence Generation: Documentation of how CHWs can work within care teams, Evidence-based interventions
Policy: National guidance especially in new policy areas
Sustainable Financing: Expand evidence base, National-level guidance, Evidence-based interventions
Workforce Development: Chronic Disease

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends team-based care to improve blood pressure control on the basis of strong evidence of effectiveness in improving the proportion of patients with controlled blood pressure (BP) and reducing systolic BP (SBP) and diastolic BP (DBP). Evidence was considered strong based on findings from 80 studies of team-based care organized primarily with nurses and pharmacists working in collaboration with primary care providers, other professionals, and patients. The economic evidence indicates that team-based care is cost-effective. A summary of the Task Force finding and rationale is available at

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