The fiscal year (FY) 2021 Supplemental Funding for Hypertension (NHCI-HC) supports health centers to increase provider and staff engagement in implementing evidence-based practices, including using advanced self-measured blood pressure technology, to increase the number of adult patients with controlled hypertension.
FY 2023 highlights
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and Office of Minority Health (OMH) are partnering through the National Hypertension Control Initiative: Addressing Disparities among Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations (HTN Initiative). Through this initiative, HRSA awarded $89.5 million in fiscal year 2021 in supplemental funding to health centers receiving Health Center Program operational grant (H80) funding that meet specified hypertension criteria:
- Achieved blood pressure control in less than 58.9 percent of patients 18 to 85 years of age who have been diagnosed with hypertension; and
- Served at least 100 patients 18 to 85 years of age who have been diagnosed with hypertension.
Award recipients will use NHCI-HC funds and other available resources to:
- Conduct outreach and engage patients with uncontrolled hypertension to participate in the HTN Initiative;
- Fully participate in T/TA activities offered in support of your NHCI-HC award;
- Ensure access to and support use of Bluetooth or wireless-enabled Self-Measured Blood Pressure (SMBP) devices for a majority of your patients with hypertension, and use their data to inform hypertension treatment plans; and
- Collect and share data to support participation in initiative evaluation and reporting activities.
HRSA requires award recipients to submit semi-annual progress reports.
|Report||Reporting Period||Available in HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHBs)||Due Date|
|1||January 19 – June 30, 2021||July 1, 2021||July 16, 2021|
|2||July 1 – December 31, 2021||January 1, 2022||January 18, 2022|
|3||January 1 – June 30, 2022||July 1, 2022||July 18, 2022|
|4||July 1 – December 31, 2022||January 1, 2023||January 18, 2023|
|5||January 1 – June 30, 2023||July 1, 2023||July 18, 2023|
|6||July 1 – December 31, 2023||January 1, 2024||January 16, 2024|
- November 28, 2022, Progress Report Technical Assistance (TA) Webinar
- November 28, 2022, Progress Report TA Webinar Slides (PDF - 494 KB)
- June 16, 2021, Progress Report TA Webinar
- June 16, 2021, Progress Report TA Webinar Slides (PDF - 594 KB)
- Reporting Requirement Guidance (PDF - 228 KB)
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
- November 28, 2022, Closeout of NHCI Grants TA Webinar
- November 28, 2022, Closeout of NHCI Grants TA Webinar Slides (PDF - 475 KB)
- January 5, 2022, Question and Answer (Q&A) Session for NHCI Award Recipients
- January 5, 2022, Q&A Session for NHCI Award Recipients Slides (PDF - 318 KB)
- November 3, 2021, Webinar for Health Centers
- November 3, 2021, Webinar for Health Centers Slides (PDF - 512 KB)
- September 7, 2021, Updates Session for NHCI-HC Award Recipients
- September 7, 2021, Updates Session for NHCI-HC Award Recipients Slides (PDF - 420 KB)
- July 7, 2021, Q&A Session for NHCI Award Recipients
- July 7, 2021, Q&A Session for NHCI Award Recipients Slides (PDF - 420 KB)
- February 2, 2021, Q&A Session for NHCI-HC Award Recipients
- February 2, 2021, Q&A Session for NHCI-HC Award Recipients Slides (PDF - 741 KB)
- FY 2021 NHCI-HC award recipients
Email the Grants Management Specialist stated on your notice of award.
EHBs Health Center Program Support
Complete the BPHC Contact Form.
- Under Funding, choose Supplemental Grant Award (e.g. COVID/ARP, PCHP, Capital).
- Choose National Hypertension Control Initiative (NCHI-HC) supplemental grant award.
Or, call 877-464-4772 (select option 1) 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday (except federal holidays).