ERIC Number: ED205659
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report of the National Black Health Providers Task Force on High Blood Pressure Education and Control.
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
This is the final report of National Black Health Providers Task Force (NBHPTF) on High Blood Pressure Education and Control. The first chapter of the report recounts the history of the NBHPTF and its objectives. In the second chapter epidemiological evidence is presented to demonstrate the need for a suggested 20 year plan aimed at controlling high blood pressure among black Americans. The third chapter contains recommendations for high blood pressure education and control. This includes an outline of a model high blood pressure control process and commentaries on provider education, community awareness, and community collaborative systems. Chapter four lists recommendations on overcoming barriers to effective high blood pressure education and control. Issues dealt with include health providers' roles, community education, research, nutrition, health education, financing, and physician assistants and nurse practitioners. Appendices contain a summary of provider roles by setting, NBHPTF legislative recommendations, a statement on the social worker's role, legal issues, and acknowledgements. (APM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.