HEARTS is an initiative spearheaded by the World Health Organization involving various global actors: including the Centers for Disease Control and prevention of the United States (CDC) and the Initiative Resolve to Save Lives, the International Society of Hypertension and Nephrology, the World Hypertension League and World Federations of Diabetes and Heart. In our Region, the Department of non-communicable diseases and mental health of PAHO coordinates HEARTS in the Americas which disseminates best practices for the prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases to have a positive impact on the attributable burden of these diseases and move towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030
HEARTS in the Americas is an initiative of the countries, led by the Ministries of Health with the participation of local actors with the technical cooperation of PAHO, which seeks to integrate smoothly and progressively to already existing health delivery services to promote the adoption of global best practices in the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and improve the performance of the services through better control of high blood pressure and the promotion of secondary prevention with emphasis on the primary health care.
Virtual Course on the Implementation of the HEARTS Technical Package in Primary Health Care
Hypertension management for primary care teams (only in Spanish)
A crucial factor for the diagnosis and management of hypertension is the correct measurement of blood pressure.
More information: Global HEARTS Initiative (WHO)