Best Practices in Managing Hypertension

Best Practices in Managing Hypertension Compendium
AMGA partnered with Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. to develop the Best Practices in Managing Hypertension Compendium. The Compendium is comprised of the 2006 Best Practices Learning Collaborative, 2007 Compendium and the 2010 Best Practices Symposium.

The American Medical Group Association's Best Practices Learning Collaborative was for organizations that strive to improve the care of patients with hypertension. Medical groups, IPAs, academic practices, and integrated delivery systems interested in expanding an existing program or initiating a new program focused on the management of hypertension in their chronic care models were encouraged to submit a case study.

2008-2009 Learning Collaborative
Ten medical groups were awarded $20,000 grants (over a two-year period) to support their initiatives; an additional 2 organizations are supported with travel stipends to attend the collaborative meetings. The learning collaborative commenced in November 2008 and concluded in October 2009.

2006-2007 Learning Collaborative
In 2006 five medical groups were awarded $10,000 educational grants to support their initiatives and the additional five groups were supported with travel stipends to attend the collaborative meeting.

The learning collaborative commenced March 2006 and concluded in March 2007. The collaborative was supported through conference calls, online resources, consultation with experts in the field, and two in person meetings. All participants shared their experiences, materials, tools, and results with all involved in the collaborative as part of the project.

For more information about the collaborative, please contact Danielle Casanova at or by phone at 703.838.0033 ext. 347.