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Implementing and Expanding Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) Monitoring in South Dakota

Provided By: South Dakota Department of Health, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program



Facilities could utilize American Medical Association and Johns Hopkins Blood Pressure Control Program, Healthy Heart Ambassador Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring*, Check. Change. Control, Million Hearts SMBP, Target: BP or similar program guidance to implement SMBP within their practice, add additional patients to current program, or expand to additional providers or sites.+

*Healthy Heart Ambassador Program is for non-clinical locations only.

+All awarded initiatives would be developed and implemented with assistance from the 1815 team. 1815 team consists of experts from South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care (SDFMC) and SD Department of Health who have knowledge and experience related to 1) data, workflow, process analysis, 2) strategic plan development and implementation, 3) PDSA (Plan, Do, Study, Act) cycles, and 4) policy and protocol development. Additional partners may be utilized as needed. All team members are available to awarded facilities as a resource for accepted activities at no cost to the awardee.


  1. Interventions funded through this opportunity must be targeted toward patients whose primary residence is South Dakota or a South Dakota tribal community.
  2. Programs will target individuals between 18-85 years old.
    • Ineligible target populations include:
      • Patients receiving hospice services
      • Individuals with documentation of end stage renal disease, dialysis, or renal transplant
      • Patients 65 or older in Institutional Special Needs Plans (SNP) or residing in long-term care with POS code 32, 33, 34, 54, or 56
    • Pregnant women and individuals over 85 years old may not be the primary target population for intervention but may be eligible as part of a larger target population.
  3. Organizations receiving federal funding such as Indian Health Service and Federally Qualified Health Centers are not excluded from eligibility.

Important Dates

  • Application Opened: October 21, 2021
  • Application Deadline: This is a rolling funding opportunity. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Important Details

  • Selection: A minimum of three facilities will be awarded funding
  • Anticipated Award Amount: $20,000 per location with up to $2,500 available for purchase of blood pressure cuffs