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October 25, 2016

     The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention held its 14th annual meeting October 19th in Washington DC. The focus this year was on bridging clinical and population health, and included many speakers to address this hot topic. The National Forum also took time to recognize key leaders for their work in heart disease and stroke prevention. Award recipients included:

Minnesota Department of Health - for their steady work and commitment to improving the heart health of all Minnesotans, including community-clinic linkages and crosscutting approaches to prevention.

Ursula Bauer, PhD, MPH, Director, CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion - for her outstanding partnership with the National Forum.

     The American Heart Association, the National Forum, and NACDD held a reception the evening before to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the formation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention. CDC staff who were instrumental to the formation of the division were acknowledged, and remarks were given both by the division's first director, Darwin R. Labarthe, MD, PhD, and the current acting director, Cathleen Walsh, DrPH, MSPH.