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Partnering with Patients using lifestyle modification and motivational interviewing - Step 3b in Hypertension Control
This one -hour webinar will be used to train providers and other care team members registered for the AHA/AMA joint Target: BP™ initiative on the “Partner with patients, families, and communities” component of the AMA MAP BP™ Quality Improvement Framework. MAP stands for Measure Accurately, Act Rapidly, and Partner with Patients.

When partnering with patients the goal is to empower patients to control their blood pressure. This is accomplished through a combination of evidence-based communication strategies, helping patients accurately self-measure, and by directing patients and families to resources that support medication adherence and healthy lifestyles.

Learning objectives
• Review the evidence-based non-pharmacological lifestyle interventions to prevent and treat hypertension
• Describe the approximate impact of specific non-pharmacological lifestyle interventions on systolic blood pressure
• Outline the role of collaborative communication including motivational interviewing and evidence-based strategies in promoting patient adherence to lifestyle interventions
• Identify resources that can support clinic staff and patients to learn more about lifestyle interventions

Hear from national experts:
• Jun Ma, MD, PhD, FAHA, FABMR, FSBM, Beth and George Vitoux Professor and Founding Director of the Vitoux Program on Aging and Prevention, University of Illinois at Chicago
• Kimberly A. Ketter, AGNP-C, CDE, Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and Certified Diabetes Educator, Co-owner of Case Management Associates, LLC, Advisory Group Member on the National American Heart Association's Know Diabetes by Heart

Feb 23, 2022 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Beth and George Vitoux Professor and Director of the Vitoux Program on Aging and Prevention @University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Jun Ma is the Beth and George Vitoux distinguished professor and director of the Vitoux Program on Aging and Prevention in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also associate head of research as a member of the Department’s Scholarly Activities Council. Dr. Ma is a dually trained MD and PhD scientist with expertise in preventive medicine and translational behavioral medicine. Since 2008, Dr. Ma has secured >30 million dollars of NIH and other federal research funding as Principal Investigator, leading numerous efficacy and mechanistic clinical trials of behavioral lifestyle interventions in patients with multiple chronic conditions in primary care settings. In recognition of her research excellence in behavioral medicine, Dr. Ma was elected in 2017 to the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research. Dr. Ma has held many national leadership positions, including being a past Chair of the American Heart Association Behavior Change Science Committee,
Kimberly A. Ketter, AGNP-C, CDE
Co-owner @Case Management Associates, LLC
Mrs. Ketter is an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner and a Certified Diabetes Educator. She is a graduate of Old Dominion University (undergrad) and Walden University where she earned her MSN. She is an identical twin and along with her sister co-owns and operates Case Management Associates, LLC; a diabetes wellness center in Petersburg, Va. It is a nurse owned and operated clinic that utilizes a wholistic approach in managing those who live with diabetes. Her primary focus is managing and educating adults with type 2 diabetes and other cardiometabolic issues including obesity and hypertension. She also works in a local cardiologist office with a primary focus on cardiometabolic syndrome. She is a congestive heart failure survivor of 12 years and contributes her time and experiences as a Heart Failure Ambassador for the AHA. She serves on the National American Heart Associations’ Know Diabetes by Heart (KDBH) Advisory Group.