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MyHEART: Development and Dissemination of a Patient-Centered Website for Young Adults with Hypertension
Date Submitted: May 11, 2017
Open Peer Review Period: May 13, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017
Background: Background: Young adults have the lowest rates of blood pressure control (achieving a blood pressure <140/90 mmHg) compared to other adult age groups. Approximately 1 in 15 young adults ha...
Background: Background: Young adults have the lowest rates of blood pressure control (achieving a blood pressure <140/90 mmHg) compared to other adult age groups. Approximately 1 in 15 young adults have high blood pressure, increasing their risk of future heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, and/or chronic kidney disease. Many young adults have reported having few resources to address their needs for heart health education. Objective: Objective: Our goal was to develop and disseminate a website with evidence-based, clinical information and health behavior resources tailored to young adults with hypertension. Methods: Methods: In collaboration with young adults, health systems, and community stakeholders, the MyHEART (My Hypertension Education and Reaching Target) website was created (http://myheartmychoice.org/). A toolkit was also developed for clinicians and healthcare systems to disseminate the website within their organizations (https://www.hipxchange.org/MyHEART). The dissemination plan was guided by the Dissemination Planning Tool of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Results: Results: Google Analytics data were acquired for January 1, 2017 – March 6, 2017. The MyHEART website received a total of 269 visits with 806 page views; 39% were returning visitors. The majority of visitors (61%) approached the website directly with a remaining equal distribution among organic searches, social media links, and referrals from other sites. An increase in site visits paralleled the dissemination of our website. Conclusions: Conclusions: The successfully implemented MyHEART website and toolkit reflect collaborative input from community and healthcare stakeholders to provide evidence-based, portable hypertension education to a hard-to-reach population. The MyHEART website and toolkit can support healthcare providers’ education and counseling with young adults and organizations’ hypertension population health goals.