MCD Inc.


Detection and Management of High Blood Pressure

MCD Public Health offers several training models and resources that support improvements in the detection and management of high blood pressure. The full-line of modules and resources geared toward various target audiences including:

  • Health care professionals (physicians, nurse, and medical assistants)
  • Diabetes educators
  • Dieticians
  • Health coaches
  • Community health workers
  • EMS
  • Worksite wellness
  • Patients (home monitoring and clinical practice setting)
  • University and academic faculty and students in settings such as schools of nursing, pharmacy, physical and occupational health and dentistry

In order to support client needs, training modules and resources range from a brief "15 minute" presentation that identifies the need for the training to a 30 minute, 90 minute, 3-6 hour or full day Master Training program. Nominated for the 2011 Program Delivery Award by the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, the Blood Pressure Master Training Program teaches Master Trainers how to train other health care professionals and laypersons in accurate blood pressure measurement. MCD Public Health integrates quality improvement strategies into all of our resources and training curriculum. One of our ultimate goals is to have health care professionals implement system change and improvements within their practice or health system and deliver the highest quality of care.

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Region Served: Training and technical assistance services are available throughout the United States. Virtual and online training and technical assistance options are available.

Focus Areas: Detection and management of high blood pressure

Tools: training, training of trainers

Funders: Product enhancements and new modules are funded through private donations and when possible, net revenue from fee-for-service clients.

Partners: Maine Cardiovascular Health Program (MCVHP) and Maine Cardiovascular Health Council (MCHC)

Contact: Elizabeth Foley, Co-Director -, 207-622-7566 x297

Address: 11 Parkwood Dr. Augusta ME 04330