This program carries three names, which reflect its progression from funding application to implementation. In the proposal stage, it was titled the “Discovery and Healthcare Innovation to Address Disparities in Stroke Program” or DIADS. It also had a subtitle, “Stroke Prevention/Intervention Research Program,” with the acronym SPIRP.
Now that the program has moved into the public arena, the more consumer-friendly moniker of “Bring It Down” is how it’s known. Bring It Down refers to the primary goal of achieving safe and sustained blood pressure control among African Americans and reducing disparities in hypertension levels between blacks and whites