Quality Health Associates is providing training sessions for dental office staff to increase blood pressure measurement accuracy. QHA staff developed a blood pressure measurement accuracy curriculum utilizing existing statewide blood pressure protocols. The training sessions focus on blood pressure measurement accuracy along with return demonstration by participants. Staff also provide technical support to assist dental offices with workflows and development of a referral process for primary care. Other components of this project include development of an environmental scan data collection tool to assess primary care oral health management of their patient population as well as ongoing blood pressure measurement accuracy competencies.

Funding for this initiative is provided by the North Dakota Department of Health Oral Health Program.