Full course description

Note: Course content is available for free and continuing education credits are offered for a $3 fee. If desired, you will be asked to pay the fee upon completion of the course material.

While hypertension is common – affecting 1/3 of US adults – there are challenges to controlling it, especially among underserved populations. This is in part due to issues with medication adherence. This presentation will explore a 2014 study that examined the use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in care teams to improve hypertension self-management and medication adherence.


Public health and health care providers such as nurses, health educators, and others who work with people with chronic disease.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the Medication Adherence Model and how it applies to hypertension (CHES Area of Responsibility 2.3.3)
  • Explain key roles CHWs can play in hypertension self-management and ways that services are delivered by CHWs (2.1.1, 2.3.3)
  • Describe barriers and facilitators to integration of CHWs into care teams for people with chronic conditions (2.1.1)

Continuing Education Credit

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours

1.0 CHES Category I CECH

Certificate of Completion

The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing contact hours for this activity will expire on December 31, 2019.

The Michigan Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.


This activity is provided by the Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The Michigan PHTC is a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative and the Public Health Learning Network. This training is co-provided by the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA).

This project is supported in part by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.