Canadian Hypertension Framework

Canadian Hypertension Framework

2015 Update to the 2011-2020 Pan Canadian Hypertension Framework

Hypertension Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation (HSF) / Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Chair in Hypertension Prevention and Control have led an effort to report on progress towards the 2020 targets.  This report at the Framework’s midpoint provides an opportunity to assess progress and to re-prioritize actions that are needed to achieve its objectives: to save lives, improve quality of life and reduce healthcare costs.

Report Summary

Full Report: Hypertension Prevention and Control in Canada: A Strategic Approach to Save Lives, Improve Quality of Life, and Reduce Health Care Costs

The Pan Canadian Hypertension Framework on the Prevention and Control of Hypertension was initiated in 2010 and acts as a resource to governments, decision-makers and other stakeholders in guiding discussion for an expanded plan of action for healthy blood pressure. It includes an environmental scan of hypertension prevention, treatment and control activities, proposed targets to be achieved by 2020, and key recommendations to achieve the targets.


Download the executive summary
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Download the full report
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The following material can be used for professional education and awareness around hypertension prevention and control:

Pan Canadian Hypertension Framework: An opportunity to improve the prevention and control of hypertension in Canada – standardized slide deck (2013)

A Framework for Discussion on How to Improve Prevention, Management, and Control of Hypertension in Canada – position statement published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology (2012)


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Statement of Support from the Council of the Chief Medical Officers of Health


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