The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Equity has completed six primary research projects.
Explore pages below to review highlights, recommendations, and how the research is being used.
Rich Life Project
RICH LIFE is testing a comprehensive patient-centered approach to reducing disparities in blood pressure control and improving activation among persons with hypertension.
5 Plus Nuts & Beans for Kidneys
Five Plus Nuts and Beans for Kidneys is seeing how eating meals rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans, and lean meats can lower blood pressure and protect the kidneys.
The ADHINCRA study tests whether blending technology, non-clinical caregivers and culturally relevant messaging can improve outcomes in the management of high blood pressure for rural, low-income patients in Ghana.
Project ReD CHiP
Project ReD CHiP (Reducing Disparities and Controlling Hypertension in Primary Care) used interventions targeting behaviors at three levels – patient, clinician, and system -- to improve blood pressure control in six clinics.
ACT (Achieving Control Together) engaged patients, families, and the community to help African American patients with high blood pressure take charge of their own health.
5 Plus Nuts & Beans
Five Plus Nuts and Beans tested strategies to improve adherence to dietary recommendations and reverse micronutrient deficiencies in African Americans with hypertension.