Improve Blood Pressure Control and Optimize Outcomes for Patients with Hypertension Throughout Missouri

The Hypertension ECHO will improve blood pressure control and optimize outcomes for patients with hypertension in urban and rural Missouri by empowering and supporting providers to implement interdisciplinary approaches to care.

Hypertension ECHO sessions will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Click below to register. Click here to download the ECHO flyer.


How Does It Work?

ECHO uses videoconferencing to connect an interdisciplinary team of experts with primary care providers. They collaborate in interactive case-based learning sessions to help providers develop advanced skills and best practices. The Hypertension ECHO will support providers in implementing interdisciplinary care by:

  • Sharing evidence-based knowledge and best system-based practices.
  • Building relationships to empower and educate care systems and teams.
  • Providing a safe nurturing forum for exchanging knowledge and sharing experiences through participant cases.

What Does Hypertension ECHO Offer?

  • No cost CME for health care professionals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with specialist physicians and other experts
  • Patients get better care in their community
  • No cost to participating sites or individuals

Topics for Care-Based Learning and Discussion:

  • Medication Treatment Algorithm
  • Telehealth
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Lifestyle Changes
  • Medication Side Effects
  • Medication Adherence
  • Stress Management
  • Natural Treatments
  • Cooking
  • Special Populations (elderly and patients with diabetes, chronic kidney disease)

Meet Our Expert Team

Garth Graham, MD, Cardiologist, St. Luke’s

Willie Lawrence, MD, Cardiologist, Research Medical Center, HCA

Andrew Smith, PharmD, BCCP, BCPS, FCCP, Pharmacist, Truman Medical Centers, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Joey Lightner, PhD, MPH, Exercise Kinesiologist, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Claire Walsh, MS, RDNLD, Dietician, YMCA of Greater Kansas City

Supavan Brown, PhD, Psychologist, Truman Medical Centers, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Jignesh Shah, MD, Nephrologist, Truman Medical Centers, University of Missouri, Kansas City

Rick Lustig, DO, MBA, Internist, St. Luke’s

Pat Richardson, LCSW, MSW, Social Worker, Truman Medical Centers

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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