Cardiovascular Disease Clinical

Goals & Metricsheart-health-main

Clinical Goal:

1. Improve hypertension control

The following RHIP Health Indicator Metrics apply to the Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Workgroup:

1. Increase the percentage of OHP participants with high blood pressure that is controlled (<140/90mmHg) from 64% to 68% (Baseline: QIM NQF 0018 – Controlling high blood pressure, 2014).

2. Decrease the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults from 18% to 16% (Baseline: Oregon BRFSS, 2010-13; QIM Cigarette Smoking Prevalence).

3. Decrease the prevalence of smoking among 11th and 8th graders from 12% and 6%, respectively to 9% and 3%, respectively (Baseline: Oregon Healthy Teens Survey, 2013).


This group meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month from 7-8am


Click here to view the charter for the Cardiovascular Disease Clinical RHIP Workgroup.


Tobacco Marketing Tactics A3
(Attached Fishbone Diagram)

Hypertension Control A3
(Attached Fishbone Diagram)
(Attached Completion Plan)

Developed Materials

Handout Size: Blood Pressure – Did You Know? (click here for this document in Spanish)

Blood Pressure Sign (click here for this document in Spanish) (developed by Mosaic Medical)

Quitting Tobacco Handout (click here for this document in Spanish)

Oregon Quit Line Resource

Tobacco Cessation Insurance Coverages: Central Oregon

About RHIP Workgroups

The Central Oregon Health Council assembled RHIP Workgroups, groups of community professionals focused on some aspect of the Regional Health Improvement Plan, in 2016 to strategize and address the RHIP Health Indicators for each area of focus.

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Cardiovascular Disease Meeting Packets

Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Workgroup Members

Gwen Jones, MS, OTR/L (Organizer)
Central Oregon Health Council

Karen Ard 
Deschutes County Health Services

Mark Backus, MD, FACP 
Cascade Internal Medicine Specialists

Maria Hatcliffe, RN, MPH
Mosaic Medical

Alison Little, MD, MPH

Ann Otteson
Community Member

Katie Plumb
Crook County Health Department

Robert Ross, MD, MScED, FAAFP
St. Charles Health System / Medical Group

Divya Sharma, MD, MS
Central Oregon IPA

Shiela Stewart, RN, BSN
Central Oregon IPA