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Utah Million Hearts Coalition

The Utah Million Hearts Coalition, in conjunction with the national Centers for Disease Control Million Hearts® initiative, aims to prevent heart attacks and strokes by improving blood pressure measurement and control. The coalition is working toward this goal by encouraging and recognizing excellence in hypertension management.

The current focus is on improving the accuracy of blood pressure measurement in Utah. High blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke in the United States, and nearly 1 out of every 2 adults (116 million) in the nation has hypertension. Measuring blood pressure accurately is the first step in improving hypertension management.

Will your clinic be recognized as a 2022 Champion Clinic?

This year’s application is now closed. Begin planning to apply for next year's award! Your clinic can work toward becoming a Utah Million Hearts Coalition recognized champion by utilizing the resources available through the Utah Million Hearts Coalition and the national Million Hearts Initiative. Please check back for a list of award recipients. If you would like to sign up for Utah Million Hearts updates, please contact

The Utah Million Hearts Coalition Excellence in Blood Pressure Measurement and Control Award is the premier award in Utah that recognizes clinics for adopting policies and best practices aimed at controlling hypertension of their patients.

Last year 111 health clinics from across the state were recognized as a champion clinic for blood pressure measurement and control.

The award acknowledges the effort and commitment clinics have made to meet the highest standards of clinical blood pressure measurement. Clinics demonstrating a commitment to best practices in blood pressure measurement and control may receive one of four awards: Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum. Each award level identifies varying blood pressure control rates and adoption of best practices.

Clinics of all sizes — large and small — are encouraged to apply. Your clinic could earn $250 for applying. Participation also includes an opportunity for technical assistance, support, and resources around blood pressure control and management by the Million Hearts coalition, if desired.

Measuring Blood Pressure Properly

Evaluate your clinic using this self-assessment, then use the resources and tools on this webpage to help your clinic achieve excellence in hypertension management. The self-assessment can be completed by anyone on the health care team — or by multiple people on the team. As you are responding to the questions, make sure you are thinking about how each staff member operates. Marking “yes” indicates an element is 100% in place — everyone on the team participates every time blood pressure is measured.

There is also an action plan template at the end of the document for any identified areas for improvement. You can work with your team to prioritize improvement and develop a plan for action.

Once you have completed the self-assessment, you can email it to us if you’d like a member of the coalition to assist you with implementing your action plan.

Resources for Patients

Resources for Clinic Staff

Clinic Highlight Videos

Honoring Primary Care Clinic Champions

Each year, the Utah Million Hearts Coalition honors primary care clinics for their efforts to effectively measure and control blood pressure for their patients. In 2021, 128 primary care clinics were recognized. These clinics have met the highest standards of blood pressure measurement and control through proven evidence-based strategies, such as patient education on how lifestyle choices impact blood pressure, precise measurement of blood pressure, engaging patients with a treatment plan to improve medication adherence, fully utilizing the electronic health record for hypertension care and working as a team to ensure positive outcomes for patients with hypertension.

2021 Primary Care Clinic Champions

Gold Award Winners
  • Intermountain Budge Internal Medicine
  • Intermountain Canyon View Clinic
  • Intermountain Bountiful Internal Medicine
  • Intermountain Layton Clinic
  • Intermountain Moroni Clinic
  • Intermountain North Sevier Medical Clinic
  • Intermountain Salt Lake Clinic
  • Intermountain Senior Clinic
  • Intermountain White Sage Clinic
  • Intermountain North Orem Clinic
  • Ogden Clinic-Cope Family Practice
  • Valley Family Medicine
Silver Award Winners
  • 72nd Street Medical Clinic
  • Intermountain Alta View Family Medicine
  • Intermountain Alta View Internal Medicine
  • Intermountain Avenues Internal Medicine
  • Intermountain Bear River Clinic
  • Brigham City Clinic
  • Intermountain Budge Clinic Family Medicine
  • Central City Clinic
  • CopperView Medical Center
  • Family Healthcare - St. George
  • Family Healthcare - Cedar City East
  • Family Healthcare - Hurricane
  • Family Healthcare - Millcreek
  • Intermountain Bountiful Family Medicine
  • Intermountain Cedar City Clinic
  • Intermountain Highland Clinic
  • Intermountain Kaysville Creekside Clinic
  • Intermountain Logan Clinic Family Medicine
  • Intermountain Manti Clinic
  • Intermountain Rose Canyon Clinic
  • Intermountain South Cache Valley Clinic
  • Intermountain South Ogden Clinic
  • Intermountain South Sandy
  • Intermountain Springville Clinic
  • Intermountain Syracuse Clinic
  • Intermountain West Jordan Clinic
  • Intermountain Cottonwood Medical Clinic — Internal Medicine
  • Intermountain McKay Dee Internal Medicine
  • Midvale Community Building Community Inc.
  • Mountain Utah Family Medicine
  • Neighborhood Clinic
  • Ogden Clinic — Davis Family Physicians
  • Ogden Clinic — Grand View
  • Ogden Clinic — Mountain View
  • Ogden Clinic — South Ogden Family Medicine
  • Ogden Clinic — West Point
  • Intermountain River Road Internal Medicine
  • Intermountain Round Valley Clinic
  • Intermountain Saratoga Springs Clinic
  • Intermountain South Jordan Clinic
  • Intermountain Southridge Geriatrics
  • Intermountain Southridge Internal Medicine
  • Intermountain Taylorsville Clinic Family Medicine
  • Tanner Clinic — Layton
  • University of Utah Health Farmington Health Center
  • University of Utah Health Parkway Health Center
  • Utah Partners for Health
  • Intermountain Utah Valley Clinic Senior Medicine
  • Wayne Community Health Center
Bronze Award Winners
  • Bear Lake Community Health Center
  • Cache County Community Health Center — South
  • Cache County Community Health Center — North
  • Box Elder Community Health Center
  • Carbon Medical Service Association Inc.
  • Intermountain Sevier Valley Clinic
  • Ellis R. Shipp Clinic
  • Exodus Healthcare
  • Fourth Street Clinic
  • Green River Medical Center
  • Intermountain Cottonwood Medical Clinic — Family Medicine
  • Intermountain Heber Valley Clinic
  • Intermountain Health Center Ephraim
  • Intermountain West Valley Clinic — Family Medicine
  • Intermountain Central Orem Clinic
  • Intermountain Draper Clinic — Family Medicine
  • Intermountain Fillmore Clinic
  • Intermountain Lehi Clinic
  • Intermountain North Ogden Clinic
  • Intermountain Payson Clinic
  • Intermountain Utah Valley Clinic — Family Medicine
  • Intermountain Utah Valley Clinic — Internal Medicine
  • Intermountain Valley View Family Medicine
  • Jordan Landing Clinic
  • Lifetime Health and Wellness Clinic
  • Maliheh Free Clinic
  • Payson Family Health Center
  • Intermountain North Cache Valley Clinic
  • Ogden Clinic — Farmington
  • Ogden Clinic — Profession Center North
  • Ogden Clinic — Skyline
  • Oquirrh View Clinic
  • Intermountain South Sevier Clinic
  • Stephen D. Ratcliffe Clinic
  • Intermountain Sunset Family Practice
  • Tanner Clinic — Syracuse
  • Tanner Clinic — Roy
  • Tanner Clinic — Kaysville
  • University of Utah Health Centerville Health Center
  • University of Utah Health Greenwood Health Center
  • University of Utah Health Madsen Health Center
  • University of Utah Health Redstone Health Center
  • University of Utah Health South Jordan Health Center
  • University of Utah Health South Ogden Health Center
  • University of Utah Health Stansbury Health Center
  • University of Utah Health Sugar House Health Center
  • University of Utah Health Westridge Health Center