Oct. 23, 2019 Africa
Engaging and empowering people and communities, Coordinating services within and across sectors, Creating an enabling environment
Community Health Workers Improve Linkage to Hypertension Care in Western Kenya
Elevated blood pressure (BP) is the leading global risk factor for mortality. Delay in seeking hypertension care is associated with increased mortality.
The aim of this study investigated whether community health workers, equipped with behavioral communication strategies and smartphone technology, can increase linkage of individuals with elevated BP to a hypertension care program in western Kenya and significantly reduce BP.
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology