Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with High Blood Pressure in the Kansas City, Missouri, Area 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 nurturing forum for exchanging knowledge and sharing experiences. Register How Does It Work? Participants will join an interactive online video conference twice per month. They will share and discuss clinical cases related to such topics as: medication treatment algorithms, lifestyle changes, motivational interviewing, exercise, nutrition, secondary hyptertension, medical adherence, stress management, medication side effects, psychosocial issues, special populations, home and self-management, and complex clinical patients. 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 Evidence-Based Care Include: Medication Treatment Algorithms Lifestyle Changes Motivational Interviewing Nutrition Exercise Secondary Hypertension Medical Adherence Stress Management Medication Side Effects Medication Compliance Psychosocial Issues Hypertensive Crisis Maximizing Multidisciplinary Teams Complex Clinical Patients Special Populations Self-Management Home Management Meet Our 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 Beth Thompson, MPA, LMSW, Social Worker, Truman Medical Centers, University of Missouri, Kansas City Joey Lightner, PhD, MPH, Exercise Kinesiologist, University of Missouri, Kansas City Claire Walsh, MS, RDNLD, CHC, 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 Download the flyer for this ECHO. 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 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.