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Million Hearts Initiative

Million Hearts® is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017 co-led within DHHS by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

June 2017-

NACDD is working with ASTHO’s Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention State Learning Collaborative to prevent, detect, and treat hypertension and chronic diseases. The collaborative has helped states reach more people living with diagnosed and undiagnosed hypertension and builds on lessons learned from nationwide efforts to reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke. ASTHO engages a network of partner organizations such as NACDD, NACCHO, APHN, and the National Forum who provide leadership, expertise, and recommendations for elevating heart disease and stroke prevention initiatives among their respective members and constituents.

NACDD’s cardiovascular health initiative has been successful in working with state chronic disease programs to identify health disparities in hypertension control and scale up blood pressure control activities in clinical practices. After a fireside chat addressing health disparities, we developed the following blog post for the ASTHO project which can be found http://www.astho.org/Documents/How-SC-Addresses-Health-Disparities-in-Hypertension-NACDD/.

In May, ASTHO reached out to its national partners to learn how each organization addresses decision-making, policy opportunities, skill-building for today’s public health workforce. To see the responses from Marti Macchi, NACDD Director of Programs and the other partner organizations, please visit http://www.astho.org/ASTHO-Heart-Disease-and-Stroke-Prevention-Learning-Collaborative-Insights-from-National-Partners/6-20-17/.

 

NACDD’s other contributions to the Million Hearts® effort, as a proud Million Hearts® partner organization, include:  



Medication Adherence Series: The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) implemented two national webinars, each followed by a virtual roundtable call on the topic of helping clinical providers improve the percentage of patients who take their hypertension medication as prescribed. The Medication Adherence Call Series Summary summarizes the series content and provides an overview of actions states are taking. Additional guidance on targeting state actions is found in the Million Hearts® State Engagement Guide.


Undiagnosed Hypertension
To support the Million Hearts focus of identifying people with undiagnosed – and therefore untreated – hypertension, NACDD and the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention launched a series of learning opportunities in February 2016, including a fireside chat live-streamed from CDC, two virtual roundtables to allow grantees to discuss details of their work related to undiagnosed hypertension, and the development of success stories featuring strategies implemented by state health departments. An issue brief highlights lessons learned and success stories shared by New York, Florida, and Montana about their work related to undiagnosed hypertension. A virtual roundtable document summarizes highlights from the fireside chat and the roundtables and case studies from Colorado, Maine,Massachusetts, Montana, Texas and Wisconsin.
Issue Brief - Undiagnosed Hypertension (June 2016)
Summary - Virtual roundtables on undignosed hypertension


Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions
Learn more
about the effort to recognize health centers, health systems and medical groups and learn about the 2017 Hypertension Control Challenge.
 


Million Hearts® Collaboration Messaging

Monthly messages, articles and social media resources intended to ensure consistent messaging among Million Hearts® partners:

August 2017 Messaging
June 2017 Messaging
March 2017 Messaging
February 2017 Messaging
December 2016 Messaging
November 2016 Messaging
October 2016 Messaging
September 2016 Messaging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


              


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