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OTC January 30, 2017
Off the Cuff: Domain 3/Health Systems Updates
Information from state and national partners
Facilitated by the Cardiovascular Health Network of NACDD
Issue 50
January 30, 2017

Webinars & Calls Worth Your Time

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

Click here to register.
NACDD, in coordination with CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, is proud to continue the series of Fireside Chats in 2017. Fireside Chats provide an interactive format for state health agencies to hear from content experts on issues pertaining to cardiovascular health and 1305 priority areas

The third fireside chat will be moderated by Dr. Janet Wright, Executive Director of Million Hearts® and will feature Dr. Brent Egan from the Medical University of South Carolina who serves as the Senior Medical Director of the Care Coordination Institute. Dr. Egan currently serves as president for the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks and will share his perspectives on health disparities in hypertension control and share lessons learned, especially around scaling his work with clinics over the last 15 years. The South Carolina Department of Health and the Environment will provide the state perspective on work related to disparities and hypertension and we will joined by Jacqlyn Balis Atkins, Director of the South Carolina Office of Health Equity and Tiffany Mack, Central Office Clinical Coordinator for 1422.

Use Twitter to Participate in the Conversation
Take part in the discussion by live tweeting using #NACDDFiresideChat. For those who may not be comfortable on using Twitter, here are the steps:

Step 1. Sign up for a Twitter account by going to Tweet Chat (
Step 2: Search for #NACDDFiresideChat
Step 3: Follow the conversation and chime in when you¹ve got something to add!
More questions on using Twitter? Please contact Gillan Ritchie.

Fireside Chat Virtual Roundtables
Attendees of the Fireside Chat will also have an opportunity to attend one of two follow-up Virtual Roundtable to continue the discussion in a smaller, more informal way. No need to register, just join us via the links below. The audio for both: 866.707.1092, 4581813#.

Virtual Roundtable 1 – Tuesday, February 14, 3:00 pm ET
Virtual Roundtable 2 – Thursday, February 16, 2:00 pm ET

We highlight events we think are especially worth your time but there is a lot going on! Keep up using the Chronic Disease Events Calendar. The webinars in darker type are more directly related to Domain 3/Health Systems.

News and Resources from CDC, NACDD and National Partners

From NACDD Government Affairs
The NACDD Government Affairs Forum works in consultation with Cornerstone Government Affairs to educate and engage policymakers in the delivery of preventive health services, best practices, and solutions that can be accomplished for the benefit of every American. On its most recent Government Affairs call, January 24, NACDD provided the most up-to-date information we know about Affordable Care Act Repeal and Replace. You can find the information here.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the NACDD Government Affairs Forum, email Miriam Patanian,

From the National Forum, American Heart Association, and the Million Hearts Collaboration

February Messaging Campaign - American Heart Month 2017: Change Starts with a Heart-to-Heart
This month's campaign offers:
  • Social media messages
  • Newsletter article template
  • Million Hearts Partner Resources
FYI - all messaging campaigns can be found at this link.
Direct Link to Domain 3 Health Systems Resource Guide

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