Colleagues in Care (CIC) World Hypertension Action Group (WHAG)

Bringing together those united in the passion to alleviate individual, family, and community suffering due to the ravages of uncontrolled Hypertension in low resource venues

What does "glocal" mean?

GLOCAL goes from Global to Local, and the ultimate local experience is the Individual.

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Know Your Numbers

As an Individual, do you know your BP number? Do you know if it is right?

Local community

As a member of the local community, are you comfortable taking accurate BP measurements?

global community

As a member of the global community, do you know why Hypertension is so important worldwide, and especially in Low Resourced Venues? 

About CIC / WHAG

Tools and Resources

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World Hypertension Day

The World Hypertension League will celebrate World Hypertension Day on October 17th 2020!

The expanded theme for World Hypertension Day is Measure Your Blood Pressure, Control It, Live Longer, with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness in all populations around the world!

Who We Are

CIC/WHAG is a purpose-driven and collaboration-based volunteer organization.

Our shared commitment is to alleviate suffering and build capacities to improve access to, and delivery of, hypertension related services in regions challenged by poverty, resource limitations, and recurring complex systemic issues. 

Our purpose is to build a strong foundation of shared knowledge in order to ultimately be able to share integrated Best Possible Practice hypertension control models that are multiplicative and self-organizing. 

Our purpose is to develop innovative models that can ultimately deliver high quality care via a network of medical mission groups with fewer resources in less time, while building organizational capacities. 

This is the CIC/WHAG approach.

What We Do

We provide organizations and volunteers the knowledge, tools, education, and methodologies needed to launch programs focused on combatting hypertension in low resourced venues.

We have evaluated conventional wisdom, and expert advise to develop a comprehensive knowledge base for the successful implementation of medical mission programs related to hypertension in low resourced venues.

This knowledge base is titled:

HYPERTENSION IN LOW-RESOURCE VENUES: A MULTI-LEVEL COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE FOR FAITH-BASED AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION MEDICAL MISSION PROGRAMS

and is available on this site!

What If...

As we set out on our mission to eradicate hypertension from low resourced venues, we asked our selves a series of questions!

What if you decided to take a novel catalytic innovation approach to develop a vision that is completely unbiased by preconceptions? 

What if you evaluated conventional wisdom and existing professional expert evidence-based opinions about what is right and proper for the developed world, absorbed the important knowledge-based information, but not narrowly defined directions? 

What if you then asked the question “If you had a blank piece of paper, how would you design a system to address the hypertension needs of low-income communities differently?”

We started with a blank piece of paper!

About This Site

On this site, you will find a series of seven books and 21 modules covering everything from:

 

  • Hypertension essentials such as blood pressure screening and measurement
  • Education, and what you need to know in order to teach Hypertension prevention, diagnosis, treatement, control, and the avoidance of Hypertension related complications
  • Blood Pressure Management, including the awareness of the contribution of social determinants
  • Advanced Hypertension topics including the management of hypertension with other advanced medical conditions such as HIV, Stroke, Heart Disease, and Pregnancy

Join Our Community

Once you’re equipped with the necessary tools and resources to combat Hypertension in low resourced venues, it will be time to take action!

Need help executing your action plans?

We are here to support you every step of the way!

Join our Glocal Hypertension Network to connect, find support, share knowledge, and collaborate with like minded organizations and volunteers across the world!

Hypertension in Low Resourced Venues

A MULTI-LEVEL COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE FOR FAITH-BASED AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION MEDICAL MISSION PROGRAMS

Start by accessing Book 1: “the Introduction Modules” below:

INTRODUCTION

MODULE #I.   CIC/WHAG: THE WHY QUESTIONS   IA. WHY DID WE DO THIS? A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES:  THE COMMON BOND OF FAMILY...

THE CIRCLE OF WHAT

MODULE #II.   CIC/WHAG: THE CIRCLE OF WHAT    As we enter the circle of what, we find both questions and answers.  The...

WHO IS THE WHO. INTERCONNECTIVITY

MODULE #III. CIC/WHAG: WHO IS THE WHO. INTERCONNECTIVITYA triad may be as simple as a series of three things that form...

SITUATIONAL AWARENESS

SITUATIONAL AWARENESSSituational awareness is simply a realistic assessment of where you are organizationally...

Coming Soon

Book 2: Hypertension Essentials

Book 3: Hypertension Education

Book 4: Hypertension Management

Book 5: Hypertension and Advanced Medical Conditions

Book 6: Hypertension, the Heart

Book 7: Social Determinants of Health (and Disease)