In celebration of World Heart Day, September 29, 2016, the HCC is sharing the successes of the Blood Pressure Control Through Community Action (BPCCA) funded by the Australian Direct Aid Program. The project was implemented in 2015 through 5 civil society organisations in Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
The five (5) Subgrantees on this project were:
1. The Dominica Diabetes Association (DOMDA)
2. Fondation Haitienne de Diabète et de Maladies Cardio-Vasculaires (FHADIMAC)
3. The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ)
4. The St. Lucia Diabetes and Hypertension Association (SLDHA)
5. The Lions Club of Kingstown SVG
The Goal of the BPCCA was to strengthen the capacity and community outreach of Caribbean civil society around Hypertension detection and control.
- 117 Community ‘Screening Champions’ trained.
- 7,712 individuals from vulnerable communities screened for elevated blood pressure using standardised approaches.
- 2,422 individuals found to have elevated blood pressure and referred to local health centers for follow up.
- 1,348 individuals (found to have elevated blood pressure and referred to local health centers for follow up) monitored for medication and lifestyle adherence.
- 38 automated blood pressure monitors acquired by CSOs to support community screening.
- Development of The Civil Society Community Blood Pressure Screening Guide including community screening protocols based on the CDC Barbados Pilot of the Standardised Hypertension Treatment Project (SHTP).
- Capacity building in online data entry, data collation and analysis.
- Capacity building in financial management.
- Partnerships with local Ministries of Health Strengthened to improve referral and management.
- Development of a model for CSO led monitoring of patients to support medication and lifestyle adherence.
Blood Pressure Control Through Community Action – BPCCA – Multi Country Project implemented in Dominica, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, & St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Funded by the Australian Governement Direct Aid Program (DAP). To read the report click here.