The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Office of the Surgeon General

Last Reviewed: October 2020

This 2020 Call to Action seeks to prevent negative health effects of hypertension in the United States. It highlights specific interventions that stakeholders across diverse settings can implement, adapt, and expand. It contains 3 sections:

  • Current state of hypertension control, including economic costs and health disparities 
  • 3 goals with supporting strategies to improve hypertension control
  • Sectors that can take diverse action to positively influence hypertension control
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Surgeon General. (2020). The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. Retrieved from [PDF - 2 MB]