Community Intervention to Reduce Cardiovascular Disease in Chicago (CIRCL-Chicago) 

In Chicago, health status indicators show worsening disparities between black and white residents, with the highest rates of hypertension, heart disease, and stroke clustering in the predominantly black South and West Sides.

CIRCL-Chicago will focus on the strategies used to support adoption, implementation with fidelity, and sustainability of the Kaiser bundle within a Chicago community with a high burden of hypertension. The Kaiser bundle demonstrated that a bundle of evidence-based interventions implemented within a large, integrated health system significantly increased blood pressure control.

Co-Principal Investigators:
Abel Kho, MD, MS, FACMI
Paris Davis, PhD, MBA
JD Smith, PhD

NU Central Team Leads:
Lauren Echols, Project Manager
Mara Jacobucci, Senior Communications Coordinator

This project is supported by a Disparities Elimination through Coordinated Interventions to Prevent and Control Heart and Lung Disease Risk (DECIPHeR) award of the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under Award Number UG3HL154297. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

CIRCL-Chicago has a 7-year grant period and launched in 2020.

Community Organization Collaborators:
CROWD at Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI)
Total Resource Community Development Organization

Clinical Partners:
ACCESS Community Health Network

Educational Organization Collaborators:
Rush University Medical Center
University of Chicago

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