Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Recognized for Blood Pressure Control
Local clinics earn Target: BP™ Initiative gold-level recognition
One in three American adults lives with high blood pressure, putting them at increased risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health problems.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic joined the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Medical Association (AMA) Target: BP™ initiative. Target: BP™ aims to help healthcare providers and patients achieve better blood pressure control at the best levels to improve health. Through the initiative, healthcare providers pledged their commitment to improving blood pressure control in their patient population. AHA and AMA will provided information, tools, and resources to help meet these goals.
A total of 12 Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic sites were recognized in the American Heart Association’s Target: BP™ program, with 10 being awarded gold-level recognition. Gold-level recognition goes to clinics that showed 70 percent or greater blood pressure control rate throughout its adult patients.
“Our goal is to create a culture of health where every person has the opportunity to live a healthier life,” Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Senior Director of Quality Lori Kelley said. “To achieve this goal, we consistently seek to help patients improve their overall health and this includes blood pressure control.”
Kelley says the key to being successful is patient engagement and collaboration with a multidisciplinary care team. Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic patient centered model of care focuses on offering services to the patient, all under one roof.
Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic sites that received gold-level recognition in Washington include: Family Medical Center in Walla Walla, Grandview Medical-Dental Clinic in Grandview, Lincoln Avenue Medical-Dental Center in Yakima, Mid – Valley Family Medicine in Wapato, Mountainview Women’s Health Center, Toppenish Medical-Dental Clinic in Toppenish, Unify Community Health, Northeast Community Center in Spokane, Valley Vista Medical Group in Prosser, and Yakima Medical -Dental Clinic in Yakima.