High Impact Practices to Strengthen Hypertension Services and Improve Maternal Health Outcomes Webinar

1.00 hr
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Hypertension Maternal Health Title X Family Planning Program
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This webinar presents new evidence-based practices (called High Impact Practice Sets or HIPS) for addressing hypertension—a leading cause of maternal mortality and contributor to racial disparities in maternal health outcomes—in a sexual and reproductive health outpatient setting. This webinar is the first in a series of five on the new HIPS, which were adapted from Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) Patient Safety Bundles by the RHNTC in collaboration with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Speakers describe the impact of hypertension on maternal health, including on racial disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality; the role of hypertension prevention, recognition, and control in the reproductive health setting; the HIPS for strengthening hypertension prevention, recognition, and control; and highlight new RHNTC resources designed to help strengthen hypertension services.


  • M. Kathryn Menard, MD, MPH, Upjohn Distinguished Professor of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
  • Meg Sheahan, MSN, CNM, MPH, Senior Clinical Consultant, Reproductive Health National Training Center

Time: 1 hour

Certificate of Completion: Yes - available after completing the evaluation

Continuing Education: 1 contact hour

There is no fee for a continuing nursing education (CNE) certificate upon successful completion of this activity.

This nursing continuing professional development activity has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Activity #RHNTC35.

JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. is an approved provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Video Chapters

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Learning Objectives (2:58)
  • Hypertension background (5:38)
  • High Impact Practice Sets (HIPS) (16:55)
  • RHNTC Resources (31:41)
  • Q&A (36:25)

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