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Target: BP Webinar: Partnering with Patients using self-measured blood pressure and collaborative communication - Step 3 in hypertension control
Improving blood pressure (BP) control begins with accurate measurement across your care team. Learn about the latest evidence-based resources and protocols to ensure accurate BP measurements for patients every time in this timely webinar.

Learning objectives
• Describe evidence-based use of self-measured blood pressure (SMBP)and best practices for engaging patients in self-management of their blood pressure
• Recognize importance and how to employ evidence-based collaborative communication strategies with patients with hypertension
• Access available supporting tools and resources to support use of SMBP and collaborative communication strategies

Hear from national experts:
• Karen L. Margolis, MD, MPH, Executive Director of Research, HealthPartners
• Monika M. Safford, MD, John J. Kuiper Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
• Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Jul 15, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Karen Margolis, MD, MPH
Executive Director of Research @HealthPartners
Dr. Margolis is a board-certified general internist. She joined HealthPartners in 2005 as a Senior Investigator, and was appointed as Executive Director of Research in 2017. Dr. Margolis is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School, with an adjunct appointment in the School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. Her research interests are in the areas of hypertension, prevention of cardiovascular disease, and women’s health. She has served in leadership positions in many large multi-center, federally funded initiatives and trials, including Antihypertensive and Lipid-Lowering Treatment to Prevent Heart Attack Trial, the Women’s Health Initiative, Action to Control Cardiovascular Risks in Diabetes, and the ongoing Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly and Vitamin D and type 2 diabetes studies.
Monika M. Safford, MD
John J. Kuiper Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine @Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Safford is a clinician-investigator with clinical expertise in preventive healthcare, treatment of acute and chronic illness and the coordination of care for those with complex diseases. She previously served at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine as the Inaugural Endowed Professor of Diabetes Prevention and Outcomes Research, Assistant Dean for Continuing Medical Education, Associate Director of the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, and Co-Director of UAB’s T32 Health Services and Comparative Effectiveness Research Training Program. She is an active principal investigator with ongoing support from the National Institutes of Health, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and industrial sources. Throughout her career as an educator, she has trained and mentored numerous medical students, graduate students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty members.
Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MSH, RN
Assistant Professor @Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Bloombert School of Public Health
As a nurse and cardiovascular disease epidemiologist, Dr. Commodore-Mensah's program of research seeks to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease among African-descent populations locally (United States) and globally (sub-Saharan Africa) through epidemiological and community-engaged methods. She is a co-Investigator in the Johns Hopkins Center for Mobile Technologies to Achieve Equity in Cardiovascular Health. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and American Heart Association (AHA). She is a Fellow and Board Member of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. She served on the writing committee of the 2019 American College of Cardiology/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults with High Blood Pressure. She is member of the Steering Committee of the National Hypertension Control Roundtable and the US Blood Pressure Validated Device Listing (VDLTM) Advisory Group. She is also faculty at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity.