Metro Detroit Health Partnership - Wayne County, MI (Cohort 2 - 2013)

Team Members

  • Quentin Moore 
  • Tawana Nettles-Robinson
  • Leseliey Welch
  • Parada Jordan 

Team Overview

The high rate of hypertension among this population has many underlying causes including environment, genetics, and individual lifestyle behaviors.  The project will focus on self-empowerment, individual accountability, and education through health literacy and peer-to-peer support to reduce hypertension rates. The project will have two interventions:

  • Creation and distribution of DVDs that use personal stories to promote adherence to prescribed hypertension medication instructions
  • Completion of a health literacy screening for patients and training for physicians to modify patient communications based on screenings’ results