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CVH Webinars use a familiar format devoting the bulk of the event to speaker presentations on a specific topic with a Q & A period at the end.
• CVH Fireside Chats use a new, interactive format for shorter presentations on the experiences of content experts and state participants in a live streaming format allowing for greater interaction and dialogue. Both Webinars and Fireside Chats are recorded for future viewing.
• CVH Virtual Roundtables are peer-to-peer learning opportunities that follow webinars and Fireside Chats at a later date to continue the discussion in a more informal way. Several sessions of each Virtual Roundtable are offered to allow for smaller groups and to accommodate busy schedules. Virtual Roundtable sessions are not recorded.


NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat on Addressing Health Systems Change in Hypertension Control
Thursday, June 29 from 2:30-3:30 pm ET

To register, please visit:


On June 29, 2017, the next fireside chat will focus on addressing health systems change in hypertension control.  The fireside chat will be moderated by Dr. Sallyann Coleman King, MD, MSC, CDC Medical Epidemiologist, and will feature Anita Christie from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Diana Erani of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers (MLCHC).  Ms. Christie, RN MHA CPHQ, serves as the Director of the Office of Clinical Preventative Services and will share her experience designing Massachusetts’ 1422 approach through a detailed capacity assessment process as well as their ongoing quality improvement work with sites.  Ms. Erani, MBA, Health Center Controlled Network Director for MLCHC, will provide an overview of the Data Reporting and Visualization System (DRVS) used to deliver feedback to 1422 clinical sites in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and will share her perspective on institutionalizing data-driven technical assistance.


Attendees of the Fireside Chat will also have an opportunity to attend one of two follow-up virtual roundtables to continue the discussion in a smaller, more informal way. Please mark your calendars and register for the session that works best for you.

Virtual Roundtable 1: Thursday, July 6, 2017, 2-3:00 p.m., EDT, click
here to register.
Virtual Roundtable 2: Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 3-4:00 p.m., EDT, click
here to register. 


NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat on Addressing Health Disparities in Hypertension Control
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 2:30-3:30 pm ET


This fireside chat was moderated by Dr. Janet Wright, Executive Director of Million Hearts® and featured Dr. Brent Egan from the Medical University of South Carolina who serves as the Medical Director of the Care Coordination Institute as well as President of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks. Dr. Egan shared his perspective on health disparities in hypertension control and lessons learned, especially around scaling his work with clinics over the last fifteen years. The South Carolina Department of Health and the Environment provided the state perspective on work related to disparities and hypertension through participation by Jacqlyn Atkins, former Director of the South Carolina Office of Health Equity and Tiffany Mack, Central Office Clinical Coordinator for 1422.


Fireside chat description and speaker bios

Video recording

Cultural Competency Presentation


NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat on Team-Based Approaches to Control Hypertension

June 28, 2016, 3-4p ET


On June 28, 2016, NACDD hosted a fireside chat focused on team-based approaches to controlling hypertension (HTN). The event was moderated Janet Wright, MD FACC, Executive Director, Million Hearts® and featured, Dr. Mehul Dalal, MD, MSc MHC, the Chronic Disease Director from the Connecticut Department of Public Health; and his health systems partner, Dr. Bruce Gould MD FACP, Director of the Connecticut Area Health Education Center and Medical Director of the Connecticut Community Health Center Association Practice Transformation Network. The presentations focused on the evidence for team-based care (TBC) as an aid in clinical decision support to improve outcomes for patients with HTN and to control costs; examined the role of team members including pharmacist support for medication adherence and CHW support for SMBP and in engaging hard-to-reach populations; discussed strategies to impact clinical decision support and highlighted the role of public health in promoting and supporting TBC.

Fireside Chat description and speaker bios

Video recording

Issue Brief

NACDD and CDC Health Payer 101 Webinar 4-Part Series


NACDD and the Program Development and Services Branch at CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention co-sponsored a four-part Health Payer 101 webinar series to address a need expressed by state health department staff working with health systems. The series, presented by Jennifer Nolty, Director, Innovative Primary Care, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), will provide fundamental knowledge of the current health payer landscape including terminology, various payer models, contracting processes, and how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is influencing payment models and delivery systems.

May 19, 2016, 2p EDT 

The Basics, Part 1:

  • Overview of health insurance products and plans
  • Managed Care Organization (MCO) structure and services


June 9, 2016, 4p EDT                 

The Basics, Part 2:
Additional presenter: Rita H. Orr, Provider Program and Payment Innovation, AmeriHealth Caritas

  • Insurance: employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare
  • Reimbursement Models: Fee-for-Service, Bundled Payment
  • Incentives: Pay-for-Performance (P4P) and Shared Savings


June 16, 2016, 3p EDT

Setting the table proactively:

  • Data: where does it come from and how it is used
  • How States are working with payers


June 30, 2016, 2p EDT                 

Contracting 101:

  • Network Development: individual contracts, Accountable Care Organization (ACO) and Independent Physician Association (IPA)
  • Provisions of a provider contract
  • Providers and Payers – relationship building



      Jen Nolty bio


NACDD and CDC Fireside Chat on Identifying Undiagnosed Hypertension

Thanks to everyone participating in the inaugural Fireside Chat on February 23, 2016. Coordinated with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Million Hearts, this first Fireside Chat highlighted innovative strategies on identifying patients with undiagnosed hypertension. Speakers included Hilary Wall, Senior Health Scientist and Million Hearts Science Lead at CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention; Dr. Ian Brissette from the New York State Department of Health; and Dr. James Schultz from Neighborhood Healthcare in San Diego.

Fireside Chat description and speakers bios

Slides from the Fireside Chat 

Video recording from the Fireside Chat

Issue Briefs


1305 Epidemiology and Surveillance Webinar

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
Link to recording

Robert Merritt presentation


Million Hearts® Hypertension Protocol Learning Collaborative Webinar Series: Using Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches to Reduce Hypertension Disparities in Primary Care Settings

Monday, August 24, 2015

12:00 to 1:00 pm ET
This webinar is sponsored by the Health and Human Services Million Hearts® Team

Link to recording

Lisa Cooper Presentation


CDC Hypertension Control Change Package: An Overview for State and Local Health Departments

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
This webinar is sponsored by NACDD Health System / Cardiovascular Health Network

Hilary Wall Presentation

Jerry Osheroff Presentation


ASTHO and NACDD Medication Adherence Webinar Series: Two States' Perspectives

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
3:00 to 4:00 pm ET
This webinar is co-sponsored by NACDD CVH and Diabetes Councils, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

Link to webinar recording

Connecticut presentation

Minnesota presentation

Link to Medication Adherence Roundtable Call Series summary (August 2015)

Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measures Dashboard and Important Changes in the QIO/QIN Scope of Work

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
3:00 to 4:30 pm EST
This webinar is co-sponsored by the CVH and Diabetes Councils.

Link to recording

Million Hearts Clinical Quality Measure Dashboard presentation

QIN/QIO 11th Scope of Work presentation

CMS QIN/QIO 11th Scope of Work

Alignment of 1305 Performance Measures with CMS QIN/QIO 11th SOW Tasks

Post-Million Hearts Workshops: Two States' Experiences

August 21, 2014

Link to recording
Colorado presentation
Illinois presentation

HEDIS: A Potential Data Source for 1305 Performance Measures

August 11, 2014 (in collaboration with the NACDD Diabetes Council)

Link to recording

Accessing and Using Health Systems Data: Beginning the Discussion
July 9, 2014 (in collaboration with the NACDD Diabetes Council)

Agenda, materials, speaker bios, and link to recording

Using Health IT to Manage Hypertension and Diabetes: HRSA Health Center Controlled Networks

April 29, 2014
Link to recording
Ed Lomotan, MD presentation: Health Center-Controlled Network Grant Program
Meg Meador, MPH C-PHI presentation: Leveraging EHR Data to Improve Blood Pressure Control
Carlene Ferrier, RN MPH presentation: Utilizing Health IT to Improve Health Outcomes

Undiagnosed Hypertensives: Hiding in Plain Sight

November 21, 2013
Presentation slides

Uncontrolled Hypertension: Data, Surveillance, and Opportunities

September 17, 2012
Presentation slides

Hypertension, Cholesterol, and Sodium Guidelines: Implications for Cardiovascular Health

February 24, 2012
Audio Recording

Fleetwood Loustelout, PhD, FNP presentation:

Hypertension Guidelines
Hypertension Guidelines one-pager

Elena Kuklina, PhD presentation:

Cholesterol Guidelines
Cholesterol Guidelines one-pager

Mary Cogswell, DrPH presentation:

Sodium Guidelines
Sodium Guidelines one-pager

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