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OTC April 17, 2017
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 61
April 17, 2017

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners


From CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and Million Hearts®
2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge

Better blood pressure control is achievable. Since its launch, Million Hearts® has recognized 59 Hypertension Control Champions for their success in attaining a blood pressure control rate of at least 70 percent among their patients with high blood pressure through the smart use of health information technology, innovative communication techniques, and implementation of a team approach to health care.

HDSP and Million Hearts
® is challenging health systems, practices, and professionals across the nation to reach or exceed the blood pressure control rate of at least 70% among their patients with high blood pressure target by prioritizing hypertension control, implementing evidence-based approaches, and striving for excellence. The 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is now open to health professionals, practices, and health systems that achieve hypertension control rates greater than 70 percent over a 12-month period.

Please spread the word about this challenge and the importance of hypertension control:
  • The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge is open through 11:59 p.m. ET on June 2, 2017. If clinicians see patients and are currently at 70% blood pressure control or better, encourage them to apply.
  • Encourage other high-performing small and large practices to compete in the Challenge.
  • Spread the word by placing the Challenge badge on your website homepage or in your e-mail signature between April 7 and June 2, 2017.

For more information on the Challenge including the Challenge badge and rules and eligibility requirements, visit 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge. Questions about the Challenge should be directed to millionhearts@cdc.gov with “Challenge” in the subject line. The 2017 Champions will be announced at http://millionhearts.hhs.gov in fall 2017.



From AHA
Resources for National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May

The AHA’s High Blood Pressure Toolkit, Consequences of High Blood Pressure handout and
the Domino Effect videos can help you get ready for National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May. These resources are designed to equip health leaders with messaging and ideas to engage in meaningful dialogue around the importance of high blood pressure management. The goal of the May campaign is 5 million blood pressure checks by May 17, World Hypertension Day.


From ASTHO
Reminder - Request for Proposals: State Public Health Collaborative to Improve Cardiovascular Health Outcomes

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), with support from the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, released a request for proposals to support 1-2 state health agencies to work with at least one commercial payer (and additional public or private payer if desired). Deadline for submitting proposals is April 28.


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