2008-2009 Learning Collaborative

The American Medical Group Association's Best Practices Learning Collaborative for Managing Hypertension 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.

The learning collaborative commenced in November 2008 and concluded in October 2009. The collaborative was supported through conference calls, online resources, consultation with experts in the field, and two in person meetings.

Ten medical groups were awarded $20,000 grants (over the two-year period) to support their initiatives; an additional 2 organizations were supported with travel stipends to attend the collaborative meetings.

2008-2009 Learning Collaborative Results
Below are the PowerPoint presentations that were presented at the 2009 Best Practices in Managing Hypertension Learning Collaborative Wrap-Up Meeting, November 18-20, 2009, San Diego, CA.