In the return of the PILL Podcast, Brent McKune, the new Managing Director of the Kentucky REC and PILL Podcast co-host, talks with Cassy Hobbs and Kristin Munro-Leighton about Team-Based Care in the management of blood pressure and reducing hypertension.

This conversation will be of great interest to primary care organization and FQHC representatives in Kentucky who are interested in best practices for improving blood pressure quality indicators for patients – including using CARE Collaborative, self-monitoring of blood pressure, and team-based care.

Cassy Hobbs is an Associate Professor at the Sullivan University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

She has been with Sullivan for 9 years since receiving her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky. Cassy is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist and licensed diabetes educator. She is responsible for classroom teaching, as well as training pharmacy students during experiential rotations at Family Health Centers, a large federally qualified health center system in Louisville, KY. Cassy and her students work with patients who have chronic diseases, such as hypertension and diabetes, to achieve better control through appropriate medication use, lifestyle modifications and implementation of preventative strategies.

Kristin Munro-Leighton is the Director of Health Education at Family Health Centers.

She received her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Kristin has been with Family Health Centers for 15 years. She and her team design and implement programs focused on healthy eating, physical activity, smoking cessation, management of chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes, and child safety.

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If you need assistance with quality improvement and/or the QPP, contact the Kentucky REC at 859-323-3090 or by email.