Adopting and Implementing Protocols on Team-Based Care Around Hypertension Control

February 21, 2023


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The target audiences for this webinar include healthcare professionals, clinicians, and healthcare administrative staff, as well as students of all programs allied with health.


The CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention promotes the implementation of Team-Based Care (TBC) at the health systems level, as a means to improve blood pressure control and reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. This entails having a multidisciplinary team working in collaboration to identify at-risk patients and their risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease, and prescribing and modifying treatments as part of a collaborative effort to ensure the best patient outcomes. TBC around hypertension control also provides an opportunity for conducting joint patient education between the various care providers that make up the TBC team and maintaining ongoing dialog with patients about their health and care needs.

This webinar will include a brief lecture format on the core principles of Team-Based Care followed by a panel discussion about the experiences and lessons learned on developing and participating in team-based care related to hypertension control. The webinar will also include time for attendees to share their experiences and lessons learned when adopting and implementing team-based care at their clinics.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (2020). Promoting Team-Based Care to Improve High Blood Pressure Control.


  1. Define the core principles of team-based care.
  2. Identify the best methods of communication between team-based care team members.
  3. Define procedures that enable the engagement of team-based care team members that work outside health systems such as local pharmacists, community health workers, and more.
  4. Describe skills needed to include and engage patients with their care team.


Kathy Kunath, RN
Clinical Project Manager and Clinical Health Coach®, Iowa Chronic Care Consortium

Kathy has a mission of building healthier communities, using her skills in education, leadership, project development/management, team-building, and coaching. She is a registered nurse and managed a cardiac rehabilitation program for 13 years, developed community health outreach programs, lead community health coalitions, and coordinated television shows on treatment/lifestyle management programs for chronic diseases. In 1999, Kathy was one of 35 applicants chosen to participate in a national Cardiovascular Health Leadership Fellowship. She received intensive training in project management (2004) and certification in administering the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (2010). She joined the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium in 2004. She is the Training and Partner Relations Coordinator for the nationally recognized Clinical Health Coach ® Training Program. She also serves as training faculty and moderator for the virtual training Clinical Health Coach v-Fusion. 


Enrico Martin, M.D
Cardiologist, Iowa Heart Center (MercyOne)

Dr. Martin joined Iowa Heart Center in November of 2007. He holds a medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines and completed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dr. Martin completed his cardiology fellowship at East Tennessee State University and his advanced cardiac CT/MR. fellowship at the University of Florida at Shands. Before joining Iowa Heart, Dr. Martin was the Director of Cardiovascular Imaging at Rockford Cardiology Associates in Rockford, Illinois. Dr. Martin is board-certified in cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, cardiovascular CT, and cardiovascular MR. Dr. Martin offers outpatient appointments at the West University location in West Des Moines. In addition to advanced cardiovascular imaging, he is also passionate about heart disease prevention. Dr. Martin enjoys spending time with his family and working out at home and in local fitness facilities. 

Lanett Kane, RN BSN
Clinical Director, Peoples Community Health Clinic

Lanett Kane has been employed at Peoples Community Health Clinic, Inc. since 1990 and currently is Clinical Director. She oversees the Risk Management Program and is PCHC’s Privacy Officer. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Allen College of Nursing in 2001. Lanett has served as a member of the Medicaid State Innovation Model, of the NACHC’s QI Advisory Board, Midwest Clinician Board Member, and committee member for Breast Health Initiative in the African American community in collaboration with the Black Hawk County Health Department and Iowa HHS. She attended Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop and training in the Waterloo/Cedar Falls area. Lanett also attended the Iowa Health Consortium Clinical Health Coach Training Program. Under her leadership, PCHC Waterloo site and Butler site obtained Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification. Lanett was awarded the 2014 Carl Kulczyk Memorial Award from the Iowa Primary Care Association. 

William Doucette, PhD
Veale Professor of Health Policy, University of Iowa

William R. Doucette, Ph.D. is a Professor and Head of the Division of Health Services Research in the College of Pharmacy, University of Iowa (UI), where he holds the Deborah K. Veale Professorship in Healthcare Policy. During more than 25 years at UI, he has taught courses on managing pharmacy practices, developing pharmacy services, and delivering health services. In addition, he has advised more than ten PhD graduates. Professor Doucette is an active researcher of community pharmacy practice. He has been the principal investigator on grants exceeding three million dollars and has co-authored over 180 peer-reviewed articles. He has worked for over a decade with the Iowa HHS in advancing the roles of community pharmacists in helping to manage chronic conditions such as hypertension and diabetes. His research has been recognized with awards by the American Pharmacists Association and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Stacy Ferris, RN, BSN
Health Coach, Siouxland Community Health Of Nebraska

Stacey Ferris received her nursing training at St Luke’s School of Nursing with a diploma in Nursing. She graduated from Briar Cliff University with a BSN degree. Ms. Ferris has worked for Siouxland Community Health Center for 11 years. She worked with different providers in the organization before becoming a health coach. She has now been a health coach for 7 years. Ms. Ferris was born and raised in the community and works closely with many community partners. She is also part of the Growing Community Connections and Healthy Family and Children work for groups.

Cristina Winter, CHW
Community Health Worker, Siouxland Community Health of Nebraska

Cristina Winter is a Community Health Worker at Siouxland Community Health Center of Nebraska. She received her professional skills training certificate as a Community Health Worker from Iowa Chronic Care Consortium. In this role, Ms. Winter helps patients with social determinants of health needs. She started working at Siouxland Community Health Center in 2016 as a Spanish interpreter. Ms. Winter also received her Medication Aide Certificate through Northeast Community College. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/21/2023 - 12:00pm CST
Event ends: 
02/21/2023 - 1:00pm CST


  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live, online activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit will be awarded.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individuals have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Denise Attard Sacco, MPH, CHES - Activity director and moderator
  • McKyla Carson, MPH - Activity coordinator and moderator
  • William Doucette, PhD - Panel member
  • Stacy Ferris RN, BSN - Panel member
  • Lanett Kane, RN, BSN - Panel member
  • Kathy Kunath, RN - Speaker and panel member
  • Enrico Martin, MD - Panel member
  • Cristina Winter, CHW - Panel member


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.00 AOA Category 2­A
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.00 IBON


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