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Richmond High Blood Pressure Center

About the Program


The Richmond High Blood Pressure Center is a collaboration between faculty and students from the Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine within a free clinic setting. At the Center, care is led by pharmacists who managed the chronic diseases of indigent patients. Physicians support the pharmacists by evaluating complex patients through a referral mechanism. Students from both professions are engaged in this approach to care, exposing them to a new model of primary care that meets the needs of the underserved while also controlling healthcare costs. Patients enjoy the care received at the Center, and the measures for control of chronic disease exceed national benchmarks.

Key People

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Dave Dixon, Pharm.D., BCPS, CDE, CLS, AACC, FNLA


School of Pharmacy

Email: dldixon@vcu.edu

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Alan W Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A.

Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care

School of Medicine

Alan Dow is Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU. He directs the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU and is responsible for developing, implementing, and studying initiatives in interprofessional education and collaborative practice across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Allied Health, and Social Work, the VCU Health System, and the surrounding community. 

Email: alan.dow@vcuhealth.org

Evan Sisson, Pharm.D., M.S.H.A., CDE, FAADE


School of Pharmacy

Email: emsisson@vcu.edu

Directors and Co-Directors