The Georgia Hypertension Management and Outreach (HMO) Program objectives and highlights are featured below.
Increase the proportion of adults with hypertension participating in the HMO program:
· Whose blood pressure is under control
· Meet the recommended guidelines for body mass index (BMI)
· Meet the recommended guidelines for sodium consumption
· Meet the recommended guidelines for physical activity
· Achieve tobacco cessation
In 2005, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), under contract with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study to determine the factors that contribute to this successful blood pressure control program.
The evaluation summary concluded that “Georgia’s hypertension management program is a successful, cost-effective program targeting an unfulfilled need in the state. Without this program, the state would eventually face much higher costs attributable to complications of hypertension.”