Reducing Disparities in the Management of Hypertension in African American Patients

Nationally, an estimated 55% of all African American adults have difficulty controlling their blood pressure.1 In an effort to reduce disparities within the population, AmeriHealth Caritas Florida is offering the informational toolkit below to support our network providers in addressing hypertension-related disparities experienced by African American patients.

Within the toolkit, you will receive information about:

  • How this toolkit was developed
  • Barriers to care within the African American population
  • Information on best practices for working with community-based organizations to reach your patient population
  • Supportive best practices, tools, and strategies to work to reduce high blood pressure for your African American patients
  • Continuing education resources
  • CPT codes and other billing information
  • How to connect with AmeriHealth Caritas Florida to support your patient population

In your role, you can build trust and educate yourself to support your African American patients through an equitable lens. Together we can effect change.

Download the toolkit (PDF)

1.“High Blood Pressure Among Black People,” American Heart Association, March 4, 2022,