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OTC April 24, 2017
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 62
April 24, 2017

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners


From NACDD CVH Team

State Teams Announced to Attend Workshop Supporting Pharmacist and Physician Collaboration


NACDD, in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, is pleased to announce the state teams chosen to participate in a learning program designed to accelerate team-based care to manage hypertension using the Pharmacists' Patient Care Process and Collaborative Practice Agreements. States are Arizona, Georgia, Iowa, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming. These state health department and pharmacy partner teams will attend an in-person workshop on May 24-25, 2017 in Atlanta, GA and several follow up webinars to gain the information needed to host trainings in their states for pharmacists and primary care physicians.

Lessons learned from this project will be shared during a September 2017 fireside chat. More information about the state teams and the resources available to them, are posted here.



From NACDD Government Affairs Forum
NACDD 2018 Appropriations Fact Sheets Released
The 2018 NACDD Appropriations Fact Sheets
provide recommendations on funding levels for a number of categorical chronic diseases and related programs. Fact sheets include:
  • Evidence of success
  • Why prevention is a priority
  • Key recommendations for the future


From CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (HDSP) and Million Hearts®
Reminder: 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge


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 by prioritizing hypertension control, implementing evidence-based approaches and striving for excellence. The 2017 Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge application deadline is June 2, 2017.


From ASTHO
Reminder of 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). The proposal deadline is April 28.


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